30 drug traffickers deported posing as international students

Written By: Irene Muchuma


Kenya has deported 30 suspected drug traffickers posing as international students and enrolled at various universities in the country.

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Acting Interior Cabinet Secretary Dr. Fred Matiang’i says institutions of higher learning are increasingly being used by drug trafficking cartels.

The government has taken the fight against narcotics a notch higher by increasing surveillance in institutions of higher learning where the illegal trade is thriving.

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Dr Matiang’i noted that the fight against drugs abuse in Kenya can be won by prioritizing health, human rights and safety as enshrined in three International Drugs Conventions which Kenya is a signatory to.

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The Cabinet Secretary further urged nations to unite in formulating  water tight  security measures to end narcotics trade which is affecting development in Africa.

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Dr. Matiang’I was speaking in Kiambu County the Inter-Regional Conference on Addressing and Countering Drug Problem.

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Experts drawn from United States, Cape Verde, Colombia, Mexico, Nigeria, Panama, Egypt, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, India, Mozambique and South Africa attended the forum.


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