Police recover drugs worth Sh120m, arrest seven in Ngara

Police are holding seven suspected drug traffickers among them two foreigners after they were found with narcotics worth Sh121 million in Ngara, Nairobi County.

According to police, five Kenyans, an Indian and a Pakistani were found with 24 kilos of cocaine and 1,200 kilos of ketamine

The suspects were arrested by anti-narcotics detectives who were acting on intelligence reports.

During the raid, along Wangari Maathai road, a Nissan X-trail was intercepted ferrying 23 cartons containing a whitish substance.

"The vehicle with two occupants was headed to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport carrying approximately 23 cartons containing compressed packages of whitish powdery substances labelled 'Boss Head’, suspected to be narcotic drugs," the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) stated in a tweet.

Upon searching the suspect’s residence, police found 46 drums stashed with whitish powdery substances packed in clear polythene bags.

"In addition, 55 packages in clear polythene bags containing similar powdery substances suspected to be narcotic drugs were also recovered and a further 133 sacks, each weighing 25 Kgs, marked sodium bicarbonate.”

The arrested men are Muhammed Salem Mohamed Hussein a Pakistan national, and Khan Mohamed Ashraf Changu an Indian National.

Others are Kenyans Wesley Silvanus Adwenya, Paul Kivuli Sote, Railings Innocent Ogondi, Moses Liyai Imbwanga and Latif Mohamed Dawood.

They will be arraigned in court on Monday, June 26, at the JKIA Chief Magistrate's Court.