NAIROBI (Xinhua) --
Kenya police on Tuesday seized heroin
weighing 12 kilograms concealed in two radio speakers at the
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in Nairobi.
The cargo had been declared as traditional baskets and sandals
and was destined for Liberia’s capital Monrovia.
Police said the drugs would fetch a street market price of
about 30 million shillings (300,000 U.S. dollars).
The narcotics was delivered for export by a clearing agent
who is currently under probe.
The seizure came a week after detectives at Kenya’s main
airport seized a package of heroin concealed in boxes of lip
gloss totaling to 48 pieces.
The consignment was registered to be airlifted from Nairobi
to Port Harcourt in Nigeria. No arrest has been made after the
Police said the seizures were made possible due to extra
vigilance at the airport. Cases of drug trafficking have been on
the rise in Kenya even as traffickers avoid the highly monitored
ports of entry.
Police said the drug traffickers now use roads instead of
airports to carry out their illegal trade.