Another set of KQ crewmen, driver nabbed trafficking narcotics

November 2, 2017 12:56 pm
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A suitcase containing the confiscated contraband/JOSEPH MURAYA

, NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 2 – Two Kenya Airways crew members and a driver were on Thursday arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport with substances believed to be narcotics.

The crewmen were destined for Cotonou, Benin with a stopover in Lagos, Nigeria on the flight path.

According to airport detectives privy to the ongoing investigations, the substances were found in their hand luggage.

“We are waiting for analysts to carry out further tests,” a senior officer told Capital News.

One of the crewmen with his illicit luggage on parade/JOSEPH MURAYA

The flight was to take off at 8am but they were detained at 7.45am.

The airline, through a statement, has promised to co-operate fully with the authorities in, “getting to the bottom of the matter.”

“Kenya Airways adheres to all regulations and laws of Kenya and the countries it operates in. In addition, all members of crew are trained on these regulations and laws and are expected to adhere to them at all times.”

The second KQ crewman in police custody with the neon coloured packages found in his possession on display/JOSEPH MURAYA

“Kenya Airways remains committed to the integrity of its operation and does not condone any illegal activities by its staff members.”

Earlier in October a police multi-agency team following leads discovered a drug trafficking racket at JKIA involving the staff of Kenya Airways and two were arrested in the swoop.

The Kenya Airways driver believed to be their accomplice/JOSEPH MURAYA

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