Anti-narcotics police recover drugs, one arrested
Police recovered drugs believed to have been imported from the US and arrested a female employee of the Kenya Airways.
Detectives from the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) on Tuesday said they were also trying to establish the link between the traffickers and the grandson of former minister the late Njenga Karume, Mr James Njenga Kihato.
“Immediately the suspects were arrested, they called Kihato and the call data and Whatsapp communication indicated that the two suspects had earlier been in communication with Kihato,” said one of the detectives investigating the matter.
Police said the suspected drugs were sent to the country from Los Angeles with the sender indicated as Mr Marcus White of Catalina Street, Los Angeles. The consignee was indicated as Jared Amolo of P.O Box 46733-00100 Nairobi.
However, investigations showed that Omolo never collected the box from the General Post Office (GPO) Nairobi but was instead collected by an employee of Post office.
On Monday night, police officers acting on a tip off laid an ambush at the Barclays Sports Club and few minutes later, a white Toyota Allion drove to the parking at around 8.40pm.
The vehicle was being driven by the suspect Vicky Awiti, accompanied by a Kenya Airways employee Monica Wanda Anyango, 24.
They parked the vehicle and Awiti got out of the car and went inside one of the halls. After 15 minutes, he came back with the box which he handed over to Anyango who was sitting on the front passenger seat.
He then left the car and came back 5 minutes later. Detectives arrested and interrogated them before opening the box.
They had refused to cooperate and insisted that they had to call their lawyer. “The two called James Njenga Kihato and another lawyer who was only identified as Mukami,” said one of the detectives.
They then opened the box which was found to be containing dozens of satchets. Detectives from the ANU took over the exhibits which were on Tuesday taken to the Government Chemist for analysis.
Detectives said they were trying to establish who collected the parcel from the post office and the true identity of the consignee Jared Amolo plus the person who delivered the parcels to the suspects at the club.
Elsewhere, two Kenya Defence Forces (KDF) soldiers were on Monday evening arrested with 20 rolls of substance suspected to be bhang.
Senior Private Kyalo Mwende of Mtongwe Base and Collins Okwiri of Kenya Army Isiolo were arrested in Nairobi by officers from Kamukunji police station.
The officers on patrol confronted the two suspects who looked suspicious and upon search, recovered the rolls.