Heroine drugs
Heroin was intercepted at JKIA en route across Africa

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials have intercepted 980 grams of heroin worth Ksh2.9 million at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The drugs being smuggled into the country from Mbarara, Uganda were concealed in African crafts and were destined for Delta State in Nigeria.

“The narcotics were intercepted by the K9 unit at a DHL yard at the airport after enforcement officers who were on a routine check found a suspicious package,” said KRA in a statement.

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According to the taxman, the substance was subjected to scanning and verification at the KRA Customs laboratory, and was positively identified to be heroin.

This interception comes days after KRA intercepted several packages of narcotics concealed as vitamin tablets at JKIA in what is fast becoming a common method in which barons transport drugs.

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The narcotics had also been sent as a parcel using an international courier service provider.

“This points to a possible change of tact by drug traffickers who now seem to smuggle prohibited substances in concealments via courier service providers as opposed to making deliveries in person,” added the revenue authority in the statement.

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