Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) anti-narcotics division based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) have arrested a polish man suspected to be trafficking heroin.
The detectives seized the Ksh.3.2 million worth of heroin and arrested the 37-year-old trafficker they identified as Arkadiusz Stanislaw.
Moreover, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in a statement noted that the suspects was nabbed at the airport’s terminal C before boarding his flight to Budapest, Hungary.
“The suspect, Arkadiusz Stanislaw, 37, was arrested at JKIA’s Terminal 1C moments before boarding a Hungary-bound Egyptian airline, following the seizure found stashed in his luggage,” a statement by the DCI reads in part.
According to the DCI report, the suspected drug trafficker is currently held by the police pending further processing and arraignment.
“The trafficker who was destined for Hungary’s capital (Budapest) has since been booked in police cells awaiting further processing and arraignment,” DCI reported.
Government’s Crackdown on Drug Trafficking and Illegal Brews
Additionally, this arrest comes following the government’s nationwide crackdown on drug traffickers and unlicensed brewers to curb the illegal trade in the country.
“Stanislaw’s arrest comes at a time when crackdowns on drug traffickers and unlicensed brewers have been heightened, a move by the government to foil the illicit trade in the country,” the Friday September 15 DCI statement reads.
Furthermore, the Director Anti-Narcotics Directorate Ms Margaret Karanja cautioned that anyone caught up trafficking or peddling drugs will be treated with the severity of the law.
“All those caught up in the ring of traffickers and peddlers will be treated with the severity of the law, despite their roles in the trade,” the statement reads.