The Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have seized one kilogram of methamphetamine valued at Sh9million at the DHL shed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Preliminary police findings show the illicit consignment was bound for Jakarta, Indonesia from Moroni, Comoros.
It was concealed inside bicycle saddles.
“The drug estimated at over Sh9million was stashed among other items declared as bicycle accessories in a consignment being shipped from Moroni, Comoros.” The DCI said through a Twitter update.
The drugs were stashed in brown packages with a white crystalline substance concealed in eleven saddles.
“Upon testing, the same tested positive for methamphetamine. Interpol operations have since been launched to identify the faces behind the illicit trade for arrest and prosecution.” The statement reads in part.
The war against abuse and trafficking of narcotics and psychotropic substances has heightened in the country, and the DCI warns that the Kenyan soil will remain a hostile ground for perpetrators, irrespective of their status in the country.