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Coke, Meth, disguised as books, braids, seized at JKIA

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In Summary
  • The drugs were destined for Australia and India.
  • DCI is seeking Interpol intervention to track down the traffickers.

Cocaine and Methamphetamine of unknown street value has been seized by police at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The Methamphetamine was disguised as books while the cocaine was being passed off as hair braids.

The two were destined for Australia and India, respectively.

Anti-Nacortics Unit (ANU) of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) did not however reveal the quantity of the drugs seized.

While the Meth was sent from Zambia, the coke is believed to have come in from Juba, South Sudan. “Both consignments were seized pending further investigations, with ANU detectives seeking Interpol interventions to track down the traffickers and bring them to book,” said the DCI.

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In October 2019, Kenya was named as one of the international drug trafficking routes, with heroin from Asia and cocaine from Latin America transiting through Mombasa before heading to Europe.

The illegal drug market in Kenya is put at 100m Euros a year. Police have in the recent past stepped up efforts of blocking the trafficking routes.

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