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Kenyan woman arrested at foreign international airport with cocaine worth Ksh 281m

Kenyan woman who was was flying from Nairobi to Mumbai arrested in India smuggling cocaine worth Ksh 281m.

According to police reports, the suspect was was apprehended at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport on Thursday, December 28.

She’s accused of smuggling cocaine worth Ksh 281 million (Rs 14.90 crore). 

The woman was flying from Nairobi to Mumbai according to a report released on Friday, December 29, by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). 

DRI officers acted on intelligence after receiving information about the particular passenger.

After a thorough search, the DRI officers recovered 1490 grams of white powdery substance purported to be cocaine from the woman’s luggage. 

“The ingenious concealment of the drugs involved two black polythene packets cleverly placed within a hair conditioner bottle and a body wash bottle,” the report stated. 

The passenger was arrested, as the officers launched further investigations into the matter. 

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“The passenger has been arrested under the provisions of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act of 1985 and subsequently remanded to judicial custody,” the report added. 

In 2023, a number of Kenyans were taken into custody in foreign nations for drug-related offenses, despite government pledges to combat cartels. 

An Indian agency detained a Kenyan woman in June of this year for smuggling 2.5 kg of cocaine, which is estimated to be worth Ksh 380 million.

Through Addis Ababa, the woman had traveled to the airport in New Delhi, carrying the drug in bottles of whisky.

At the Bandaranaike International Airport in Sri Lanka on September 24, a Kenyan car dealer was taken into custody with four kilograms of cocaine, which were believed to be worth Ksh 24 million. 

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