Two drug traffickers were arrested on Thursday, April 6 by anti-narcotics detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI). According to the DCI, the suspects were arrested and drugs suspected to be heroin were recovered during the early morning raid.
A total of 222 sachets of the highly addictive drug were recovered from a boda boda rider in the Uthiru area, who was believed to have been making deliveries to potential clients.
“The undercover sleuths pounced on Selestino Inee, 32, who was ferrying the drugs stashed in his jacket using a motorbike registration number KMEY 571Y. The suspect led the detectives to his accomplice’s house Pepriter Kadenyi, 44, where a further recovery of the granular substance was recovered,” stated the DCI in part.
Also recovered was dry weed with a street value of Ksh100,000 wrapped in a manila shopping bag and two digital weighing scales.
The arrest of the duo followed an operation in neighbouring Rirurta Satellite the previous day, where the detectives recovered 13 sachets of cocaine from one Vincent Amufa, 40.
The three suspects are currently in custody at Muthaiga police station pending their arraignment in court on Tuesday, April 11.
Police further urged members of the public to be vigilant as they intensify their investigations and arrest of drug rings in the country.
“This operation was made possible through information received from members of the public through the #FichuakwaDCI hotline 0800 722 203,” added the DCI.