Kenya intercepts heroin, bhang destined for other countries

Source: Xinhua| 2020-10-29 00:49:27|Editor: huaxia
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NAIROBI, Oct. 28 (Xinhua) -- Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) said Wednesday its customs officers have intercepted concealed heroin and bhang that were being smuggled through an international courier service provider.

The two prohibited consignments which originated from different countries to different destinations were intercepted at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi.

It said the heroin originated from Juba, South Sudan and was destined to Cambodia whereas the bhang had originated from Kasese in Uganda and was destined to France.

"Heroin was concealed in the buttons of dresses in the consignment while the bhang was wrapped in a black polythene paper concealed in an inner pocket of a Kitenge cloth," KRA said in a statement issued in Nairobi.

The revenue authority said both consignments were separately intercepted after they were detected while passing through the non-intrusive scanners.

It said KRA customs officers jointly with anti-narcotic police officers opened the consignments for verification after the scanner showed some concealments.

Smuggling and importation of prohibited goods is an offense under the East African Community Customs Management Act 2004.

KRA, in collaboration with other government agencies, vowed to remain vigilant at all ports of entry to curb trade of illicit goods through the borders and other transnational economic crimes. Enditem