Drugs concealed in bicycle saddles worth Sh9m seized at JKIA

"The methamphetamine consignment was being shipped from Moroni, Comoros."

The bicycle saddles
Image: DCI

On Tuesday, more than 1 kilogramme of methamphetamine substance worth Sh9 million was seized by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

The drugs were allegedly hidden within bicycle saddles and were headed for Jakarta, Indonesia, according to DCI.

They claimed that the shipment was leaving Moroni, Comoros.

"Operational detectives deployed at the airport to tackle immigration crime and suspicious cargo had converged at the DHL shed for a verification exercise, where brown packages with a white crystalline substance were found concealed in eleven saddles," DCI said.

The notion was strengthened when methamphetamine was found in subsequent testing.

According to the DCI, Interpol operations have since been started to find the people behind the illegal transaction so they can be detained and charged.

The DCI warns that Kenya will continue to be a hostile environment for offenders, regardless of their status, as the fight against drug misuse and trafficking has intensified throughout the nation.