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Drug trafficking officers nabbed

BUSINESS
By | July 1st 2010

By Cyrus Ombati

Three CID officers have been arrested for questioning after they were allegedly found peddling cocaine valued at Sh500,000 in Nairobi’s Ngara area.

The officers are attached to the Criminal Intelligence Unit at CID headquarters.

Detectives from Special Crimes Prevention Unit, another unit of CID, arrested the three as they carried 100 grammes of the drug in a hotel in the area following a tip off.

The arresting officers had been informed that their CIU counterparts were peddling narcotics.

Sources said an informer, who was privy to the business, tipped the arresting officers that the detectives were carrying the cocaine.

Ironically, the victims had been detailed to collect intelligence on the illegal business of drug trafficking in the area.

The suspects will know their fate after meeting with the acting CID director Peter Eregae at Mazingira Building on Thursday.

"They claim they were on duty but they may appear in court once the investigations are complete because this is a serious offence," said a source.

The unit is supposed to collect crime intelligence reports, including the one that they were nabbed for, for analysis and action.

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