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Five suspects held and Sh1m narcotics seized

NAIROBI
By - CYRUS OMBATI | August 29th 2013

By CYRUS OMBATI

NAIROBI; KENYA: Five people, including a Nigerian, have been arrested and narcotics valued at more than Sh1 million recovered.

The suspects were arrested yesterday at a petrol station on Mombasa Road in Nairobi where they were selling the narcotics.

According to the head of Special Crimes Prevention Unit, Mr Noah Katumo, they recovered 47 grammes of cocaine valued at Sh165,000 and 352 grammes of heroin valued at Sh890,000.

“They seem to be seasoned people in the business but we are digging for more information,” said Katumo.

Two of the suspects were arrested at a house in Fedha Estate.

Katumo said they had intensified the war against drug trafficking in the country and were targeting major barons.

The operation started in June when authorities rounded up tens of suspected drug traffickers and deported them to their mother countries.

More than 30 foreigners have since been deported for alleged involvement in international crimes.

Among those deported include Anthony Chinedu, Johnson Obina, Eneke Chimenze, Emmanuel Peter, Paul Maison, Christopher Nanyelu, John Peter Osinomuno, Ismail Adengule, Michael Olabaji, Paul Owasene, Adu Kolawale, Kenneth Chikenzi, Johnson Obina, Adebiyi Oluwatosini, Peter Sessie and Obira Onzama.

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