Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday, December 10, arrested two Lithuanian nationals en route to Dubai with 2kg of heroin at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
According to a statement by DCI on Friday morning, December 11, Stendelis Rokas, 20, and Brencius Karolis, 30, had concealed the heroin at the false bottoms of their suitcases.
“Two Lithuanian nationals enroute to Dubai were last night arrested by DCI’s Anti-Nacortics Unit detectives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), after Heroin approximated at 2Kg was confiscated from their travel bags.”
“The highly addictive hard drug was found during the procedural search on travellers’ belongings.”
“The two suspects; Stendelis Rokas and Brencius Karolis aged 20 and 30 years respectively had concealed the heroin at the false bottoms of their suitcases,” reads the statement.
They are both in custody as suspects of trafficking in narcotics, with further investigations ongoing before arraignment.
A month ago, Kenya Revenue Authority intercepted concealed heroin and bhang that were being smuggled through an international courier service provider at JKIA.
The heroin originated from Juba, South Sudan and was destined to Cambodia whereas the bhang had originated from Kasese in Uganda and was destined to France.
Both consignments were separately intercepted after they were detected while passing through the non-intrusive scanners.