Man arrested with heroin in coastal city of Kenya

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MOMBASA, Kenya, March 27 (Xinhua) — Kenya’s anti-narcotics police said Saturday they have arrested a suspect with 678 grams of heroin in the port city of Mombasa.

Coast regional Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) commandant Washington Njiru said Juma Mohammed, 48, was nabbed while crossing the busy Likoni-Ferry channel and he had concealed the heroin in brown granules wrapped in a red carrier bag.

Njiru told Xinhua that investigators are probing the suspect to nab more accomplices in the trade.

The latest arrest comes just two weeks after a Tanzanian woman was arrested in the coastal city with 5.3 kilograms of heroin.

Kenya’s Coastal region remains a hotspot in the narcotics trade with traffickers taking advantage of porous borders and weak sea security to smuggle narcotics. Enditem

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