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Police nab 20kg of cocaine at JKIA ‘en route to Amsterdam’

Police on Wednesday evening seized 20kg of cocaine that was left unattended at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The drugs were concealed as Kericho Gold tea bags. Police suspect they were destined for Amsterdam.

They drugs were found at the KLM Airside with a source revealing that an employee with a popular airline in Kenya is being investigated in relation to the drug bust.

Kenya Airport police commandant Titus Karuri said investigations have been launched.

“We will share the information once done with investigations,” Mr Karuri said.

According to the source, the seizure was as a result of a fallout among members of the drug cartel.

It is believed that one of the members failed to load the narcotics on the intended flight.

Last year in November, a number of staff at the airport were arrested in connection to drug trafficking.