NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenyan police on Thursday dawn raided a
private residence in the coastal county of Kilifi and seized 92
kilograms of heroin valued at U.S. $1.5 million dollars.
The officers said they were acting on intelligence on the presence
of the narcotics at the house.
The narcotics had been kept in bags and seemed to have been
earmarked for transit at the time of the seizure.
Police said the owners of the house were not present at the time
of the raid.
The seizure was described as huge given there has been a lull in
such operations despite high consumption of narcotics in the coast
Kenyan police have mounted operations against drug trafficking
and consumption in the past months in efforts to eradicate the
Cases of drug trafficking have been on the rise in Kenya even as
most traffickers avoid the mainly used routes to carry out their
Police said they now use roads as opposed to airports to carry
out their business.
The most commonly trafficked narcotics from Tanzania and through
Uganda is heroin.
Cocaine is also trafficked from the two countries.