Anti-drug abuse campaigner arrested with 5kg heroin in Nairobi


Anti-drug abuse campaigner arrested with 5kg heroin in Nairobi

In Summary

  • Police, who say Njau is part of a larger heroin distribution network in Nairobi, believe he procured the narcotics from a Nigerian based in Kampala.
  • Njau, who also doubles up as an anti-drug abuse campaigner, was arrested in Westlands, Nairobi after falling into a police dragnet shortly after returning from a trip to Kampala, Uganda.
  • The authorities say he masks his drug dealing activities in legitimate business and charity work.

Police in Nairobi on Friday arrested a notorious drug trafficker Joseph Njau Ngendo in possession of five kilograms of heroin.

Njau, who also doubles up as an anti-drug abuse campaigner, was arrested in Westlands, Nairobi after falling into a police dragnet shortly after returning from a trip to Kampala, Uganda.

He is suspected of having gone to Kampala to procure the drugs which he had concealed inside paw paws.

“Joseph Njau Ngendo was arrested within Westlands area on his return from Kampala, Uganda… he had left Nairobi on Wednesday night travelling by MASH bus,” reads a police report.

Police, who say Njau is part of a larger heroin distribution network in Nairobi, believe he procured the narcotics from a Nigerian based in Kampala.

“Police records indicate that Njau is a frequent traveler to Uganda. He has a pattern of leaving Kenya through Busia border and comes back to Kenya through Malaba border. He does this to evade detection,” the reports expounds.

“In early February 2019 Njau made two other trips to Uganda where he is suspected to have hammered a deal with his Nigerian drug associates.”

Njau, the authorities say, masks his drug dealing activities in legitimate business and charity work.

“When not dealing drugs Njau Ngendo works part time as an anti-drug abuse campaigner. He regularly visit schools and social gatherings to give talks against drug abuse.”

The suspect will be arraigned at the JKIA law courts on Monday, February 25 where he is expected to be charged with possession and trafficking in narcotic drugs.

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