Nigerian-Kenyan duo arrested in ongoing crackdown on drug traffickers
In a continued effort to curb the scourge of drug trafficking, law enforcement agencies in Kenya arrested a Nigerian national and a Kenyan woman on Thursday, August 31, 2023. The arrest comes as part of an ongoing crackdown aimed at combating drug-related criminal activities in the country.
The suspects, identified as Michael Adeyemi Adedji and Ms. Selina Ndinda Ndonyo, were apprehended within the Umoja Innacore area of Nairobi County.
According to a statement released by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), vigilant members of the public provided a crucial tip-off that led to the successful arrest of the individuals.
“A search in their house resulted in the recovery of four African-made handbags with false sides [concealed compartments], each containing a package of white powdery substance suspected to be cocaine,” the statement read in part.
A subsequent search revealed a separate red bag containing three additional packages of a similar substance.
“All the substances were seized, weighed, and found to be approximately 2,100 grams. Meanwhile, the suspects have been placed in custody pending arraignment,” the DCI said in the statement.
Nairobi News has established plans to arraign the duo in court tomorrow, Friday, September 1, 2023.
This recent arrest follows closely after another successful operation by DCI sleuths who apprehended four Tanzanian nationals and a Kenyan woman in Kitengela, Kajiado County.
The suspects were nabbed in the early hours of Wednesday, August 30, 2023, at their residence within Beckvike Homes.
The four Tanzanian suspects were identified as Ali Abubakar, Mohammed Kassim, Saad Salim, and Rosse Paul Tito, while the Kenyan suspect was named as Nancy Munyota.
“A total of 143 pellets containing the highly addictive substance were recovered by Anti-narcotics detectives, stashed in empty packets of fruit juice. A further search led to the recovery of digital weighing machines, $245USD, Ksh26,100, Tsh11,000, Indian Rupees, and mobile phones,” a statement by the DCI read in part.
Nairobi News has established that locals within the area where the four were arrested had raised concerns over the activities of the five.