Detectives have seized over 1kg of methamphetamine drug concealed inside bicycle saddles at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
According to the DCI, the consignment bound for Jakarta, Indonesia was stashed among other items declared as bicycle accessories.
The narcotics concealed in eleven saddles were shipped from Moroni, Comoros.
“Lynx-eyed operational detectives deployed at the airport to tackle immigration crime and suspicious cargo had converged at the DHL shed for a verification exercise, where brown packages with a white crystalline substance were found concealed in eleven saddles. Upon testing, the same tested positive for methamphetamine” DCI said on X.
Interpol operations have since been launched to identify the faces behind the illicit trade for arrest and prosecution.
The DCI vowed to continue with the crackdown warning that no individual will be spared.
“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”.