BY CORRESPONDENT,21ST MAY,2022-One woman was arrested on Friday as the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) seized a large consignment of cocaine, whose street value is estimated to be around Ksh.100 million, in Utange, Mombasa County.
The DCI’s Transnational Organized Crimes and Anti-Narcotics unit acted on a tip-off that led them to a house where 29-year-old Nuru Murshid Mahfud was found in possession of the controlled substance which was conveniently packed in 35 sachets and hidden in a suitcase.
Sleuths are yet to establish whether the consignment was meant for local consumption or whether it was being ferried to foreign destinations.
“The suspect has been detained at a police station in the coastal city as the undercover agents hunt for her accomplices,” the DCI said in a statement.
DCI’s Chemistry and Toxology unit at the agency’s Forensics Lab will move to conduct forensic tests on the impounded drugs for documentation.