Kenya seizes 341-kg heroin haul

Another drug interdiction on a known smuggling route.

Kenya seizes 341-kg heroin haul on ship in Mombasa

By Joseph Akwiri

 MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) – Kenyan police on Tuesday seized 341.7 kg of heroin hidden in the diesel tank of a ship, the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

Police said they did not know the departure point of MV Bushehr Amin Darya, a stateless vessel they detained at sea last week after receiving intelligence reports it may have been carrying drugs to Mombasa.

Hamisi Masha, anti-narcotics police chief for Kenya’s coast region, said nine suspects were arrested, including six Pakistanis, two Indians and an Iranian. One man died on the ship from illness soon after the ship docked in Mombasa, he added.

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Source: news.yahoo.com

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