Narcotic drugs at JKIA were disguised as sweets – Taxman


Heroin nabbed in Mombasa
Police guarding drugs netted in Mombasa. Photo/Courtesy

In Summary

  • The narcotics drugs at JKIA consisted of 26 vape cartridges.
  • They were filled with cannabis oil and five sachets each weighing one gram of hashish.
  • The shipment has been handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Unit for further investigations.

Officers from the Kenya Revenue Authority have intercepted narcotic drugs at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The officers from KRA Customs Enforcement unit seized the drugs that had been declared as candy.

They were in a package of vitamin tablets and had been sent through a courier service provider.

According to the Commissioner Customs & Border Control Julius Musyoki, the narcotics drugs at JKIA consisted of 26 vape cartridges.

The cartridges were filled with cannabis oil and five sachets each weighing one gram of hashish.

The drugs at JKIA that were discovered on Wednesday morning have been handed over to the Anti-Narcotics Unit for further investigations.

Customs and Border Control operations recently received a major boost following recruitment of eight additional K9 handlers and acquisition of five more K9s.

The five additional K9s will cover the baggage halls and cargo sheds at the airports, Port of Mombasa and Inland Container Deport in Embakasi more effectively.

This as the Authority continues to step up the fight against smuggling drugs at JKIA and other points of entry.

 

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