Anti-Narcotics Unit officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Wednesday, 13th October seized a cache of narcotics concealed in two shipments.
According to sleuths one of the shipments that was destined for Australia from Kenya had been declared as African traditional earrings.
A yellow powdery substance cleverly concealed within the ornaments was discovered from the ‘African Traditional earings’ shipment after deeper scrutiny by the officers.
“The typical eye would easily pass the 168 pairs of earrings as just that, but the deft police officers sensed there was more than met the eye. After deeper scrutiny, they discovered a yellow powdery substance cleverly concealed within the ornaments”, DCI
The powder was subjected to presumptive tests soon afterward 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. The powder was subjected to presumptive tests, which revealed it was yet another illegal narcotic substance, cocaine.
The seized consignments are being subjected to further investigation.