Ghanaian arrested at JKIA for trafficking Cocaine

October 6, 2013 9:51 am


Police have intensified a crackdown for drug traffickers in Kenya. AFP.
Police have intensified a crackdown for drug traffickers in Kenya. AFP.
NAIROBI, Kenya Oct 6 – Police at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have detained a Ghanaian man found trafficking Cocaine worth Sh4m to Benin.

The 34-year-old man was arrested on Saturday night while connecting a flight to Benin on arrival from Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“He displayed a peculiar character that clearly matched that of drug traffickers and that is when he was taken in for further interrogation and examination,” Airport CID chief Joseph Ngisa said.

The suspect was found to have swallowed 48 pellets of Cocaine which he has since emitted.

“He is still under observation before he is arraigned in court tomorrow,” Ngisa said.

Police in Kenya have lately intensified the war against drug trafficking following President Uhuru Kenyatta’s directive.

Two months ago, police deported over 30 Nigerian nationals suspected of involvement in drug trafficking in Kenya, including controversial businessman Antony Chinedu who had stayed in Kenya for several years and even acquired property.

“We will allow them to turn our country to a drug haven. That is why I have ordered that all drug traffickers be deported to countries,” the president said.

Three of those deported were however, arrested several weeks later after sneaking back.


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