Spotlight on Kenya as Woman is Arrested at Jomo Kenyatta Airport with Drugs

Arrival terminal at Jomo Kenyatta Airport

Kenya Airport Security officer yesterday arrested  a woman with of consignment of heroin worth KSh80 million although the figure was likely to go up once all the consignment was analysed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) shortly after it arrived from Tehran, Iran. The suspect, Scola Namunyu Mwangi, 40, a businesswoman, had arrived at the airport to collect the consignment that originated from Tehran last Friday and  she was impounded at the cargo section by Anti-narcotic police.

Ms Namunyu showed up at the Airport to collect the consignment and that is when she was arrested while another woman identified as Mama Lela, whom police argued was the owner of the intercepted haul escaped the dragnet Police said they were also questioning a clearing agent who was scheduled to clear the consignment. The drugs in powder form had been tactfully sewed on 45 leather jackets as inner coats, in what police described as “the latest technology by drug traffickers to conceal drugs. According to police, the woman’s passport showed she had lately travelled extensively to a host of European and West African countries. The consignment of  narcotics is believed,  was to pass through Kenya to other parts of Europe.

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