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Three Kenyans, two foreigners arrested in Nyayo Estate with narcotics

Three Kenyans and two foreigners were on Thursday arrested by detectives with narcotics at Nyayo Estate, Embakasi in Nairobi County.

The five suspects were arrested by detectives drawn from the Anti-narcotics Unit at an apartment within the estate where they had taken cover.

“The five suspects, who include two foreigners of South African origin and three Kenyans, are believed to be part of a larger group that has been operating a transnational drug trafficking syndicate,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement.

Detectives conducted a search in the apartment and recovered several items, including 240 pellets of unknown substances believed to be narcotic drugs, five mobile phones, a laptop and travel documents. Also impounded was a Toyota Mark X with Burundian registration numbers.

The five were then taken to Muthaiga Police Station where they spent the night before being arraigned in court.

The court allowed the detectives to continue holding the suspects in custody as they continue with investigations.

“All the exhibits have since been dispatched for forensic analysis at the Chemistry and Toxicological lab, based at the recently commissioned DCI National Forensic Laboratory,” the DCI further said.