15 February 2013

Kenya: 50 Million Shilling Heroin Cache Recovered in Nairobi

Kenyan police on Thursday (February 14th) arrested three people and recovered an estimated 50 million shillings ($570,000) worth of heroin in Nairobi, Kenya's The Standard reported.

The Kenyan woman and two men, one from the Ivory Coast and one from Guinea, were stopped while driving in Nairobi's Runda estate.

Police found 14 kilograms of heroin hidden in the dashboard of their car. The heroin originated in Tanzania and was bound for the United Kingdom, special crimes unit chief Said Kiprotich said.

Police had expected to find 50 kilograms of heroin in the raid. "We suspect that most of the heroin has already been shipped out," he said.

Two weeks ago, two Kenyan women and two Nigerian men were arrested in Nairobi for suspected heroin dealing. Police recovered four kilograms of heroin in the operation, valued at 10 million shillings ($110,000).

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