Two KQ crew arrested with narcotic substances at JKIA

Two KQ crew arrested with narcotic substances at JKIA

- in Investigations, News

Two Kenya Airways (KQ) cabin crew were Thursday morning arrested for allegedly carrying drugs out of Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Earlier in the month, a police multi-agency team arrested two other KQ staff at JKIA.

The team undertook a major sting operation and in the process intercepted four kilograms of narcotics concealed as Kenyan Coffee.

The drugs were found hidden within the crew restroom of a Kenya Airways plane (Flight KQ 870) destined for Hong-kong, China.

During the operation, the strike team arrested two suspects namely Daniel Koech and Paul Omondi, both KQ in-flight crew members.

It is suspected that the two had been working in collusion with former colleagues of the airline to secretly traffic drugs to China, Netherlands, and India.

The operation was triggered by a tip-off from friendly foreign security agencies who had observed an influx of narcotics emanating from Kenyan flights.

Investigations by the Kenyan security agencies unravelled a cartel comprising of airport staff and in-flight attendants.

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