Five arrested in Meru with drugs worth Ksh.3M


Five arrested in Meru with drugs worth Ksh.3M

In Summary

  • The five; James Igweta, Frida Kimani, Jacob Makunyu, Timothy Kinoti and Josphat Ekeno are expected to be arraigned on Thursday, November 8.
  • The arrest came two days after detectives nabbed narcotics worth millions of shillings at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Police in Meru on Wednesday, arrested five suspected drug traffickers after they were found in possession of 103 kilograms of narcotics with an estimated street value of Ksh.3 million.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said the five; four men and one woman, were arrested at Konje estate following a tip off by members of the public.

The five; James Igweta, Frida Kimani, Jacob Makunyu, Timothy Kinoti and Josphat Ekeno are expected to be arraigned on Thursday, November 8.

The arrest came two days after detectives nabbed narcotics worth millions of shillings at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The drugs — Heroin and methamphetamine — had been hidden in a carton containing in make-up kits.

According to the DCI, the goods were on transit to New Zealand and China.

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