A team of detectives seized five kilos of heroin and arrested a major heroin trafficker in Westlands, Nairobi after laying a trap for the elusive drug dealer.
The suspect identified as
Ngendo was arrested on his return from Kampala, Uganda where he had travelled to. Police in the operation said he had left Nairobi on Wednesday night traveling by bus.
He had concealed the drugs in paws paw fruits.
Njau will be arraigned before JKIA law courts on Monday 2019 where he is expected to be charged with possession and trafficking of narcotic drugs.
The suspect had procured the narcotics from a Nigerian based in Kampala. Officials at the anti-narcotics police said the suspect is part of a larger heroin distribution network in Nairobi.
Police records indicate he is a frequent traveler to Uganda. He has a pattern of leaving Kenya through Busia border and comes back to Kenya through Malaba border apparently to evade detection.
In early February 2019 Njau made two other trips to Uganda where he is suspected to have hammered a deal with his Nigerian drug associates.
Its classic for drug dealers to mask their drug dealing activities in legitimate business and charity work.
When not dealing drugs the suspect works part time as an anti-drug abuse campaigner.
He regularly visit schools and social gatherings to give talks against drug abuse.
No pun intended, His twitter [email protected] reads ‘Always frontline in campaigning for alcohol and drug free Kenya, transforming the lives of our young youths that’s my goal’.
Narcotics traffickers are known for their ingenious methods of smuggling drugs ranging from false bottom of suitcases, electronics and even stuffing dead bodies.
Cases of drug trafficking have been on the decreasing trend due to various measures put in place. The traffickers are avoiding air routes for road as they fear detection.