(Xinhua) -- Kenyan authorities said on Tuesday that
they have intercepted heroin worth about 1,000 U.S. dollars at
the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) said the
consignment was detected as it went through the non-intrusive
scanners at the airport.
“The heroin was concealed in packages
of 10 turtle artifacts each weighing 500 grams,” KRA said in
a statement, adding that the drugs weighing 5 kilograms were
seized last Friday by KRA officers.
Officers involved in the exercise have
handed over the consignment to the Kenya Airport Police for
“KRA continues to be vigilant on all
consignments passing through the country’s ports of entry,”
the statement said.
The revenue authority has in the
recent past deployed non-intrusive scanners at ports of entry as
it beefs up its efforts in Customs and Border Control.