Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) detectives have seized a cache of narcotic drugs at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
The narcotics were concealed in two shipments and were destined for Australia and China.
The first shipment that was destined for Australia from Kenya had been declared as African traditional earrings.
After further scrutiny of the 168 pairs of earrings, detectives discovered a yellow powdery substance cleverly concealed within the ornaments. The substance was subjected to tests and was positively identified as morphine.
The second consignment had been declared as 12 kitenge dresses and was being transported to Hong Kong, China. When detectives opened the package, they recovered 12 declared dresses and an additional 199 buttons.
Upon deeper inspection, they found a white powdered substance hidden within the buttons. The powder was positively identified as cocaine upon tests.
The consignments were handed over to ANU detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) for further investigation.