Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have reportedly nabbed 1kg of methamphetamine drugs hidden inside bicycle saddles.
The consignment seized by DCI is estimated to be worth at least Ksh 9 million. The consignment was headed for Jakarta, Indonesia, according to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). In a statement posted on their X, formerly known as Twiter, account, the DCI wrote about how they are working to fight the war against narcotics in Kenya.
BLOW FOR INTN’L TRAFFICKERS AS DRUG CARGO IS SEIZED AT JKIA— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) October 3, 2023
Over 1kg of methamphetamine drug concealed inside bicycle saddles was today impounded at the Jomo Kenyatta Intn’l Airport after a consignment bound for Jakarta, Indonesia was flagged.
The drug estimated at over Sh9… pic.twitter.com/XX8eP3kybp
Lynx-eyed operational detectives deployed at the airport to tackle immigration crime and suspicious cargo had converged at the DHL shed for a verification exercise, where brown packages with a white crystalline substance were found concealed in eleven saddles. Upon testing, the same tested positive for methamphetamine.DCI wrote.
During a verification exercise, eleven saddles were found to be hiding brown packets containing a white crystalline material. The drug tested positive for methamphetamine when it was tested. “Interpol operations have since been commenced to track down the faces behind the illegal trade for arrest and prosecution,” the cops said.
The most recent incidence occurs as the nation’s fight against the abuse and trafficking of drugs and psychoactive substances has intensified. In the meantime, the DCI issued a warning, stating that regardless of the criminals’ status within the nation, Kenya continues to be a hostile environment.
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DCI has had a crackdown in hunting down drug cartels recently since the arrest of ‘mathe wa Ngara’ who was arrested in August for supplying drugs.