Police officers on Wednesday January 31, arrested a Technical University of Mombasa (TUM) student after being found in possession of heroin.
In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said officers from the Moi International Airport Anti-narcotics wing in Mombasa recovered 300g of heroin from the house of a 24-year-old student.,
The detectives were acting on an intelligence report which also led to the arrest of Killian Makuto Dunda (the student) at his Mshomoroni house, Kisauni sub-county.
“Found wrapped in a clear polythene bag, the brownish/whitish drug which has an estimated street value of Sh1.2 million was tested on site, turning positive for heroin,” read the statement.
DCI said the exhibit was secured pending further sampling at the government chemist, as the suspect awaits arraignment.
Police Recover Bhang in Nairobi
In a similar incident, the Anti-Narcotic Unit officers supported by the Operations team recovered dry plant materials suspected to be narcotic drugs (Cannabis sativa) weighing approximately 15kg in a house along Kangundo road.
The two which were acting on intelligence regarding persons involved in narcotic trafficking raided the residence of one Haggai Anakeya Aniango within Kamulu area.
Police officers found the drug upon conducting a search in his two houses.
The suspect was arrested alongside his three accomplices namely Mario Amukula, Josephine Shimunza and Shirimana Dorine and escorted to Kasarani Police Station and placed in custody.
DCI said the other three are allegedly from Burundi and had no identification documents.
Stolen Gun Found
Besides, DCI on January 31 announced that its ballistic examiners are analyzing an AK47 rifle that was recovered by police in Kisumu.
The gun is suspected to belong to a Ugandan police officer based at Central Police Station, Tororo who was violently robbed by a gang a few days earlier.
“The rifle serial number UG POL 861314 09446 was recovered by Kasagam police officers who were on patrol duties at Nyalenda ward, after they intercepted a suspicious Toyota Axio http://reg.no. KDL 301P whose 5 occupants immediately flang the doors open and scampered for safety, abandoning the vehicle,” read the DCI statement.
A search led to the recovery of four mobile phones, the stolen police rifle and a homemade gun.
The DCI said it was exploring a painstaking forensic analysis to obtain crucial leads to the run-away suspects, and the vehicle detained for further processing.