15 February 2013

Kenya: Police Find Sh50 Million in Heroin At Upmarket Address

Nairobi — Police arrested three people and recovered 14 kilogrammes of heroin worth Sh50 million stashed in the false bottom of a car in the city's up market Runda estate.

Among those arrested were a Kenyan woman and two men, one from Guinea and the other from Ivory Coast.

Police say they were informed that there were 50 kilograms of heroin but only found 14 kilogrammes in the raid.

The three, a woman and two men, had just driven into the compound situated along Panafric Drive in a green compact four-wheel-drive vehicle with the drugs.

"It seems the vehicle was specifically manipulated which was used to conceal the drugs from detection," Special Crimes Unit boss Kiprotich Said explained.

Said told reporters that they had received a tip off indicating that the heroin was from Tanzania and was being repackaged in the house for shipping to the United Kingdom.

"We suspect that most of the heroin has already been shipped out," he said.

The drug bust is the second in two weeks.

Police raided an up market home in Kitisuru Estate two weeks ago and recovered four kilogrammes of heroin valued at Sh10 million.

Four people including two Kenyan women were arrested.

The other two include two Nigerians who police say have been supplying the drugs to the Kenyan women who in turn sold them to university students in the city.

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