Nkaissery defends trip to blow up KES 20 million heroin
14 August 2015, 15:57
Nairobi - KES 20 million heroin has been blown up in the high seas along Kenya's coast.
The heroin was seized last week and President Uhuru Kenyatta ordered it blown up in a similar move to the blowing up of a ship with heroin costing KES 1.3 billion last year.
Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Kenya Navy Commander Major-General Levi Mghalu witnessed the destruction.
" This is proof that the government has zero tolerance on drug trafficking," he said Friday.
He also shot down claims from some quarters that the delegation was a waste of public funds.
" The delegation was proof that the government is serious about dealing with drug trafficking," he said on arrival in Nairobi from the mission.
The yacht christened Baby Iris was on transit to Switzerland, when it was impounded by police.
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