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Drug trafficking suspects arrested after ’emitting pellets’ at JKIA

Police on Tuesday night arrested four suspects linked to drug trafficking at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives said two of the suspects, identified as Mary Nyaguthie and Bernard Otieno Oduor, had swallowed the drugs en-route to their destination.

They were put under observation and later emitted 13 and 18 pellets respectively.

DCI said added that the two suspects had swallowed the drugs with the aim of trafficking them when they were arrested.

Judith Otieno Odote and Boaz Ouma were also arrested and are suspected to have been their escorts.

The four will be arraigned in court on Friday for the offence of Trafficking in Narcotics.

Last month, Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiang’i warned foreign drug dealers residing in the country that their days were numbered.

While speaking during a meeting with regional security heads at the School of Government in Kabete, the CS stated that drug dealers have flocked the country and are using Kenyan girls.

He cautioned foreigners who pretend to ‘marry’ Kenyan girls with an aim of using them as drug mules in the country.

“Drug dealers have come to Nairobi and they have confused our girls. They live with them and when police come to arrest them (drug dealers), they claim they are married to a Kenyan. Marriage cannot be by word of mouth or by correspondence or by pretense. Marriage has to be proved by law,” he said at the time.