On Wednesday, September 28th, the Ethiopian Customs Commission arrested a person who traveled from Kenya with Ksh1.7billion (773 million Birr) of cocaine.
Ethiopian Broadcasting Corporation reported that the suspect had hidden the products in her bag.
She was captured using the Green Line to smuggle two suitcases weighing 48.62 kilograms and 48.86 kg.
The customs official seized the cocaine, which weighed in at 97 kilograms, when the suspect arrived at Bole International Airport Addis Ababa. The Jomo Kenyatta International airport (JKIA), August 2019KENYANS.CO.KE
She was able to smuggle the illegal drug from Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi.
In an effort to hide the items, the suspect is believed to have made a fake book and wrapped it in aluminum foil to conceal them.
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse published a study in June about the culture of drug abuse. It found that 52.2 percent of Kenyans had direct access to drugs.
The study also showed that 80.7 percent of the respondents abused drugs due to their access to drugs, while 88.2 percent reported using drugs because their institutions weren’t strict enough.
72% of the abuses occur in students, while 78% get money from their parents to purchase drugs.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations deported a wanted foreigner in mid-June.
After touching down at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on June 16, the Guyanese national was taken into custody on suspicion of having dealt with a gang that smuggled drugs to various countries, including the United States.
He is believed to have brought 1.5kg of cocaine into the US through his shoe bag in 2015.
After being nabbed with his consignment, he was arrested for the first time in 2016. He was then released on the grounds of the pre-trial agreement which he had violated.