Kenya Navy to blow up vessel seized with Sh20m heroin
A ship that was intercepted attempting to smuggle in drugs worth Sh20 million into the country will be blown up Friday morning at a ceremony in Mombasa to be officiated by Interior Secretary Joseph Nkaiserry and other senior government officials.
The CS is in the coastal city accompanied by his Principal Secretary Monica Juma, Chief of Kenya Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Mombasa County Commissioner Nelson Marwa.
“CS #Nkaisserry set t/witness a security team blow up vessel found attempting to sneak drugs at the Coast,” read a caption of a picture tweeted by the Interior ministry.
Edith Fortunate, an operative at the ministry, posted separate photos of the government officials on her personal Facebook account, adding: “Total #WarOnDrugs #MerchantsOfTerrorism Government to blow up second ship carrying heroin valued at over Sh20 million..”
In August 2014, President Uhuru Kenyatta personally oversaw a similar mission where Kenya Navy blew up a ship laden with heroin valued at Sh1.3 billion despite a court order.
The vessel was blown up in the high seas as a sign of the government’s tough stand against drug trafficking. The MV Al Noor had been impounded in June of that year.