Kenya charges 9 over drug haul

Drugs seized onboard MV Bushehr Amin Darya in Mombasa port.

Kenya charges 9 foreigners over 377-kg heroin haul

MOMBASA Kenya (Reuters) – Nine foreign nationals were charged in a Kenyan court on Thursday with trafficking the biggest ever single seizure of drugs at the Indian Ocean port of Mombasa.

There has been a surge in the volume of heroin trafficked through east Africa in recent years, the U.N. Office on Drugs and Crime says, with east Africa’s biggest port of Mombasa cited as a transit point for narcotics and other contraband.

The suspects, who included six Pakistanis, two Indians and an Iranian, denied trafficking the heroin and were detained until November when their trial will begin.

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Source: af.reuters.com

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