The Ethiopian Customs Commission on Wednesday confiscated 97 kg of cocaine worth more than Ksh 1.7 billion at Addis Ababa Bole International Airport.
The traveller, who flew from the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), to Addis Ababa, was apprehended by the Customs Commission Airport Branch while attempting to smuggle 97.48 kilograms of cocaine in two suitcases.
“The suspect was caught trying to smuggle two bags weighing 48.62 and 48.86 kilograms each through transit passengers and tax-free passengers using the Green Line,” the commission said in a ststatement.
To evade x-ray probation, the commissions says, she attempted to conceal the objects in her suitcase by wrapping them in aluminum foil as if they were books, but further inspection revealed that the luggage was stuffed with cocaine.
“If the drug escaped through the inspection checkpoint and delivered to terrorists, it would cause a huge social and economic crisis and potentially threatens the well-being of citizens,” said the Customs Commission.
There was no information on how the alleged suspect got through the inspection and customs desk at JKIA.
Do you love solving puzzles?
Join our community and solve the Puzzling fun with our range of crosswords
Unleash Your Inner Detective!
We are building some fun puzzles to put your problem-solving skills to the test and we want you to have a blast while you're at it!
Share your email and we’ll serve up new puzzles with your morning coffee.
Do you want to help shape the features we prioritize? Take a Survey to help us understand what matters to you most
Gumzo La Sato is a live social issues show that aims to create awareness about issues affecting the larger society. The discussions range from Parenting, Marital bliss and struggles, Oppression, violence, and all matters of the Heart.
Health Diary is a weekly show that highlights different types of diseases/conditions and seeks ways to prevent, treat/manage them. The show debunks this through real life stories and also feature specialists in different fields, to offer medical advice on the same.
Speaking of Gen Z brings you entertaining but meaningful conversations about a generation that is trying to navigate through adulthood. Join hosts Michelle, Jackie and Esther as they unravel all things Gen Z.
Sport-On is a 30-minute sports magazine show on NTV and 3 hours on NATION FM. The show seeks to give the sports “fanatics” and “funatics” comprehensive and in-depth coverage of sports both locally and internationally.
A two-hour-long live show that airs on Fridays. The show focuses on what is current in the entertainment industry, controversial and popular across all media platforms targeting those aged between 25 and 35 years.
VIP ACCESS is Anyiko Owoko’s YouTube and podcast show on Music and Culture dedicated to promoting Africa’s most promising talent and creatives. This podcast grants you VIP access into timeless interviews while providing a platform for rising as well as established artists across the continent. Since launching in 2018, Anyiko has interviewed over 70 African music stars.
This weekly news show aims to have all sides of debate but not be constrained by it, listen to main voices in the contest but not allow them to hold the viewers hostage, entertain debate but allow push back with all due respect.
In this podcast, three widowers openly speak about the process of grief, how they found themselves exposed to the emotional turmoil of losing their wives, and how society still does not know how to deal with them.
Your World is a health, wellness and variety show. It provides a platform for audiences and experts to share their experiences on how to improve or manage health issues, across Kenya and the Africa region.