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Polish national arrested at JKIA with heroin worth Sh3.2 million

By Hilary Kimuyu September 15th, 2023 1 min read

Anti-narcotics detectives on Friday arrested a Polish national in connection with a consignment of narcotic drugs.

The anti-narcotics detectives based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) arrested the suspect when he was about to board a Hungary-bound Egyptian Airline.

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According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI), the 37-year-old identified as Arkadiusz Stanislaw was in possession of Sh3.2 million worth of heroin which was stashed in his luggage.

“The trafficker who was destined for Hungary’s capital, Budapest, has since been booked in police cells awaiting further processing and arraignment,” the DCI said in a statement.

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“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 arrest comes at a time when crackdown on drug traffickers and unlicensed brewers has been heightened in the country, with the Director of the Anti-Narcotics Directorate, Margaret Karanja, having issued a stern warning to drug traffickers and peddlers.

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