- Heroin enroute from Juba to Cambodia was found stashed in large buttons of blouses and skirts.
- Also nabbed was bhang concealed under a dress enroute to France.
- In September 2020, security officers at JKIA intercepted miraa concealed under French beans cartons.
Anti Narcotics Unit (ANU) detectives have launched a probe at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) after an unestablished amount of heroin and bhang was nabbed on Wednesday, October 14.
Based on intelligence, the sleuths conducted a search at Cargo Shed in DHL warehouses within JKIA, an operation that led to the recovery of two suspicious consignments.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the first consignment which was designated as ‘clothes for personal use’ was on transit from Juba, South Sudan to Cambodia, upon which heroin was found stashed in large buttons of blouses and skirts.
“On opening the first consignment, three blouses each with 8 large buttons and three skirts each having 17 buttons were found, where on dismantling the buttons each was found to contain a powdery substance which upon testing turned to be heroin,” tweeted the DCI.
The second consignment, which was enroute France, had a dress concealing the bhang.
Drug traffickers are seen to be inventing new techniques of transporting their products with each passing day.
In July 2019, methamphetamine pills concealed in headphones were nabbed by customs and border officials at Kenya’s largest airport.
Just in September 2020, security officers at JKIA intercepted miraa concealed under French beans cartons.