Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Embakasi: Three South African nationals arrested with drugs

A sting operation involving anti-narcotics detectives have led to the arrest of five suspects and drugs at an apartment within Nyayo Estate, Embakasi constituency.

The five who include three South African nationals and two Kenyans were later taken to their house where 240 pellets of unknown substance, five mobile phones, a laptop and travel documents were recovered.

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“Five suspects were arrested yesterday and placed in custody, after being busted with narcotic substances during a swoop conducted by city detectives. In a well orchestrated sting operation, sleuths drawn from the Anti-narcotics Unit based at DCI Headquarters, nabbed the peddlers who had taken cover at an apartment within Nyayo Estate in Embakasi, Nairobi.

The five suspects who include two foreigners of South African origin and three Kenyans, are believed to be part of a larger group that has been operating a transnational drug trafficking syndicate.

After a detailed search in the apartment, several items were recovered including 240 pellets of unknown substances believed to be narcotic drugs, 5 mobile phones, a laptop and travel documents. A motor vehicle make Toyota Mark x with a Burundian registration number was also impounded.” Said DCI

The five are being held at Muthaiga Police station pending their arraignment before the court. Evidence collected will be used as exhibit.

“The five suspects who had been cooling their heels at Muthaiga police station have today been presented before a city court with detectives seeking extention of custodial orders to facilitate further interrogation into their criminal enterprise.

All the exhibits have since been dispatched for forensic analysis at the Chemistry and Toxicological lab, based at the recently commissioned DCI National Forensic Laboratory.” Said DCI

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Berryl Achieng
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