On Wednesday, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives nabbed narcotics concealed into two shipments at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.
One of the shipments that were destined for Australia from Kenya had been declared as traditional African earrings.
However, following thorough scrutiny, DCI's Anti-Narcotics Unit officers (ANU) discovered a yellow powdery substance cleverly concealed within the ornaments.
The powder was subjected to presumptive tests soon afterwards and was positively identified as morphine.
A second consignment had been avowed as 12 kitenge dresses and was en route to Hong Kong, China. Anti-Narcotics Unit - ANU detectives opened the consignment and recovered the 12 declared dresses and an additional 199 buttons.
Upon deeper inspection, they were awed to find a white powdered substance shrewdly hidden within the buttons.
Preliminary examinations on the powder revealed that it was yet another banned narcotic drug called cocaine.
Both consignments have since been handed over to ANU DCI officers for further investigation.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.