Detectives have today arrested an alleged Polish drug trafficker and seized heroin worth Ksh3.2 million.
The 37-year-old suspect, who has been identified as Arkadiusz Stanislaw, was apprehended and detained at the airport’s Terminal 1C just before boarding an Egyptian airline with a destination in Hungary, according to a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
He was on his way to Budapest, the capital of Hungary.
The drugs were hidden in the suspect’s suitcase, which the detectives dug through. Prior to being arraigned, the suspect was lodged in a police cell.
“Anti-Narcotics detectives based at the Jomo Kenyatta Intn’l Airport have seized Sh3.2 million worth of Heroine and arrested the trafficker, a Polish.
The suspect, Arkadiusz Stanislaw, 37, was arrested at JKIA’s Terminal 1C moments before boarding a Hungary-bound Egyptian airline, following the seizure found 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 statement reads in parts.
SH 3.2M HEROIN SEIZED FROM POLISH TRAFFICKER AT JKIA
Anti-Narcotics detectives based at the Jomo Kenyatta Intn'l Airport have seized Sh3.2 million worth of Heroin and arrested the trafficker, a Polish.
The suspect, Arkadiusz Stanislaw, 37, was arrested at JKIA's Terminal 1C… pic.twitter.com/9ZNW4qndnF
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) September 15, 2023
The incident comes amidst an intensive crackdown on drug traffickers and unlicensed brewers.
Anti-Narcotics Directorate Margaret Karanja has also issued a warning that anyone caught committing drug trafficking will be punished in accordance with the law regardless of the role they played.
“The Director anti-narcotics Directorate Ms Margaret Karanja warns that all those caught up in the ring of traffickers and peddlers will be treated with the severity of the law, despite their roles in the trade,” the statement added.