arrested for trafficking narcotic drugs worth Sh3 million.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the suspects were nabbed at Konje Estate in Meru.
According to the DCI the four men and one woman were arrested following a tip-off from the public.
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“Five suspects found Trafficking Narcotics weighing 103Kgs & worth over 3million shillings will Today be charged in Court. The five; four men & one woman were arrested at Konje Estate within Meru Town by #DCI Detectives following a tip-off from members of the Public,” DCI tweeted.
#ChargedToday|Five suspects found Trafficking Narcotics weighing 103Kgs & worth over 3million shillings will Today be charged in Court. The five; four men & one woman were arrested at Konje Estate within Meru Town by #DCI Detectives following a tip-off from members of the Public. pic.twitter.com/jHlQ4dstrd
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 8, 2018
This comes after the DCI officers nabbed narcotics worth millions early this week at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi, hidden in a makeup consignment.
The drugs, heroin and methamphetamine, were on transit to Newzealand and China according to the DCI.
In a tweet, the DCI said the cargo was feigned as makeup.
#Confiscated|Narcotics(Heroin&methamphetamine)worth millions of shillings,found concealed in a carton containing Makeup Kits & destined for #NewZealand and #China was on Tuesday afternoon confiscated by @DCI_Kenya Detectives.Investigations already commenced to nab those involved. pic.twitter.com/SUvRIReKHF
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) November 7, 2018
However the owners of the consignment are still at large.
The drugs were seized by KRA Customs Enforcement Officers the following day morning during a routine check by the K9 team at the Cargo Centre (KQ) Shed and consisted of 26 vape cartridges filled with cannabis oil and five sachets each weighing one gram of hashish.
This comes months after Customs and Border Control operations received a major boost following recruitment of eight additional K9 handlers and acquisition of five more K9s.
The five additional K9s will cover the baggage halls and cargo sheds at the airports, Port of Mombasa and Inland Container Deport in Embakasi more effectively.