Police seize Ksh100M Cocaine in Mombasa, one suspect arrested

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 21 May, 2022 11:12 | < 1 min read

Cocaine with an estimated street value of Ksh100 million has been discovered hidden in an apartment in Utange, Mombasa county.

DCI sleuths seized the drug carefully packaged in 35 sachets and concealed in a suitcase following an intelligence lead.

This, they say is one of the biggest consignments to be discovered by the detectives who say they are yet to establish whether it was meant for local consumption or was on transit to a different destination.

They also arrested one suspect, a 29-year-old woman identified as Nuru Murshid Mahfud and launched a manhunt for the rest of the suspects.

"The suspect has been detained at a police station in the coastal city as the undercover agents hunt for her accomplices.

"Meanwhile, experts at the Chemistry and Toxicology units based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory shall be conducting more tests on the highly addictive drug, the biggest recovery yet in as many months," DCI statement read.


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