KRA Officials intercept package containing narcotics at JKIA
01 March 2016, 13:36
Nairobi – The Kenyan Revenue Authority (KRA) intercepted and
apprehended drug traffickers attempting to export postal package containing
illegal narcotics, reports the Standard Media.
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Officers at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA)
attached to the KRA Customs and Border Control Division seized 6kgs of illegal
narcotics from Senegal during a routine screening mission that was on route to
the United Kingdom.
KRA Customs and Border Control Commissioner confirmed that
the package which was labelled as dry fish contained Cannabis Sativa (Bhang)
however has been sent for further testing.
Authorities have expressed grave caution against drug
As a result of the bust the Anti-Narcotics Unit are on
Meanwhile The Kenya Airports Authority (KAA) has assured
locals and visitors that all the airports and airstrips are safe.
KAA acting Managing Director Yatich Kangugo said there were
no security threats at airports, adding that the memo to all managers was just
a precautionary measure that was released before verification by the National
Security Aviation Committee and other security organs.
This also comes after police received intelligence reports
that there could be a possible terror attack on the country’s airport by Al-Shabaab militants.