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Courts orders destruction of heroine recovered from Lithunian tourist

06 November 2014, 15:53 Ken Wekesa

Mombasa - A Mombasa court has ordered the destruction of heroine worth KES 50 million allegedly nabbed from two Lithuanian tourists and a Kenyan lady at a hotel in Mombasa County.

Senior Magistrate Maxwell Gacheru has directed the officer in charge of anti-narcotics unit in Mombasa to contact the assistant director of medical services coast region with a view of the said drugs will be incinerated as soon as possible.

Gacheru said that prosecution will inform the court on November 10, 2014 when and where the narcotics will be incinerated.

“I have considered the application made by the prosecution. The court orders the destruction of the drugs produced as exhibit as it has not been opposed by the prosecution under section 79 regulation 8 of the narcotics drugs and psychotropic substances,” said Gacheru.

The court gave the order after the prosecutor, Eugene Wangila made an application before the court to have the drugs destroyed as they had already been presented in court as exhibits.

Read Also: Dead Lithuanian tourist linked to KES 50M heroine trafficking

Earlier during the defense submission, the lawyer representing the Lithuanian national, Gytis Kudrik and a Kenyan lady, Ann Muthoni, lawyer Jared Magolo had dismissed the government analyst's report that the drugs were alleged found in possession of accused.

He said that the prosecution said the substance found in the hotel room of the accused was covered and what was presented in court might not be what was in possession of the accused.

Magolo had also distanced his clients from the narcotics, and informed the court that a deceased Lithuanian national had knowledge of the drug.

The prosecution will make their make their replying affidavits on November 10, 2014 because the prosecutor in charge of the case was not present in court.

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