(Xinhua) -- Kenyan police said on Wednesday they
have seized heroin and methamphetamine disguised as makeup kits
destined for New Zealand and China.
The Directorate of Criminal
Investigations (DCI) said the consignment was seized at the Jomo
Kenyatta International Airport on Tuesday afternoon.
“Heroin and methamphetamine worth
millions of shillings, found concealed in a carton containing makeup
kits and destined for New Zealand and China, was on Tuesday
afternoon confiscated by DCI,” said George Kinoti, director of
He said the officers were on routine
checks when they stumbled on the narcotics on Tuesday afternoon.
Kinoti said they are looking for those
behind the latest seizure, noting that tests on the cargo to
establish quantity are ongoing.
He said detectives have already
started investigations to nab the suspects.
No arrest was immediately made but
police said they are looking for those who were dispatching the
cargo. The origin of the cargo is Nairobi, meaning the owners are in
This is the latest case of seizure of
heroin in the city in the ongoing campaign against drug trafficking