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Saturday, 26 September 2020

Mombasa: Man arrested with cocaine stashed in shopping bag

 

A man was on Friday arrested for being in possession of Cocaine along Utange-Shanzu road in Mombasa area.

Buna Mohammed,34, was arrested by DCI sleuths while driving a motor vehicle Reg. No. KBM 041L.

"...the suspected drug which was concealed in a woven shopping bag wrapped with a clear nylon paper was recovered," DCI director George Kinoti said.

Kinoti said the exhibits were secured and samples sent to government chemist for further analysis where preliminary tests were positive for Cocaine.

The suspect will be arraigned on Monday.

Four months ago, Police officers in Mariakani seized 5,231 rolls of bhang and 12 sachets of cocaine in two locations within the town.

The haul of bhang has a street value of Sh1.03 million while the heroine is valued at Sh3,600. 

Mombasa, which is the largest port in East Africa, has become the capital of a new drug trafficking route, France24 reported.

Heroin from Asia and cocaine from Latin America now transit through the port, before heading to Europe. 

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