Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) detectives are holding a Kenyan woman arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) for trafficking with narcotics.
Lydia Wanjiku Kamau was intercepted before boarding Ethiopian Airline enroute to South Africa at Terminal 1 E Gate 5.
She was escorted to ANU offices and had her luggage inspected before being put in an observation room.
The officers were acting on intelligence report that the suspect was trafficking ingested drugs.
“She was put in an observation room and told to go to the toilet. She has emitted 22 pellets suspected to contain narcotic drugs.” One of the officers said.
She had her passport No.CO40528 confiscated.
Kenya’s points of entry and exit including Jkia have been used as transit point for organised crime including drugs and ivory.
In March this year, ANU officers intercepted nine kilograms of Heroin worth Sh27.8million and arrested Lilian Jennifer Akoth aged 37 years at Jkia.