EU pledges sh 650 million to fight narcotics smuggling through port

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The port of Mombasa.Alarm has been raised after a second employee tested positive for COVID-19 at the port COURTESY
The European Union is set to pump shillings 50 million to curb the sneaking of drugs through ports of the Kenyan coastline .
In a media briefing during the meeting held with editors guild  in Nairobi on Tuesday,European Union ambassador Simon Mordue said that the release of funds will help minimise the trade of illicit drugs between Kenya and other countries.
Mordue said that through an initiative dubbed “Go Blue ” the funds will enhance gathering and sharing of intelligence ,upscale of security in the coast and increase  in cooperation between Kenyan security agencies
“Heroine coming through Mombasa is a concern to us,we will strengthen security ,intelligence,and cooperate with police .”Mordue said
 “We will give 5 million euros towards  “go blue” to help in this initiative.”He added .
The port of Mombasa has been listen as popular transit point for heroin coming from Afganistan and cocaine coming from Latin America.
On the other hand ,he pledged to cooperate with the government in trade and investment and to curb the menace of refugees and climate.

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