Police arrest Guinean after emitting Sh11m cocaine.

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Man was locked up after emitting cocaine worth Sh11 million.

An undated picture shows cocaine. Kenya police arrested a Guinean national with cocaine worth Sh11 million on February 5, 2014 at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi. FILE PHOTO 


Police in Nairobi are holding a Guinean man who was arrested with 2.8 kilograms of cocaine at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Thursday.

Mr Abdoulaye Diallo, 45, was arrested as he was waiting to board a plane to Benin.

“Police discovered that he had hidden the drugs with a street value of Sh11.1 million in his private parts and so he was arrested,” the head of Anti-Narcotic Police Unit, Hamisi Masa, told Nation.co.ke on Friday.

The officers, he said, suspected the accused had the drugs in his body on Thursday evening and put him under observation.

After a few hours, he emitted the cocaine, which was wrapped in polythene bags.

“We will take him to court on Monday to answer to charges of being in possession of drugs,” Mr Masa said.

He said the man was travelling from Doha, Qatar, but it is not yet clear whether the drugs originated in that Arab country.

Several people have been arrested at Nairobi’s biggest airport in the recent past for trafficking in drugs.

POLICE AWARE

Mr Masa said police are aware of the new tactics being used by drug traffickers, adding that the Anti-Narcotics Unit was alert.

Recently, traffickers have opted to use roads after police intensified surveillance at sea ports and airports.

Last year alone, drugs estimated to be worth more than Sh50 million were seized at Jomo Kenyatta airport.

Two weeks ago, a Congolese national was arrested at the airport for carrying 10 rolls of bhang valued at Sh30,000.

The 40-year-old woman, who was heading to Dubai, was arrested at a police checkpoint after she showed signs of difficulty in walking.

She had hidden the narcotic in her private parts.

Two weeks earlier, a Nigerian national was arrested at the same airport with narcotics suspected to be cocaine.

The man was travelling to Nigeria from Sao Paolo, Brazil, when he was arrested.

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