Cocaine worth millions recovered at a house in Mombasa

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The consignment of cocaine recovered at a house in Mombasa's Utange. A suspect was also arrested./COURTESY

Police have recovered millions worth of cocaine in Mombasa County.

The consignment was seized on Friday by Directorate of Criminal Investigation sleuths at a house in Utange.

“In an operation conducted by sleuths drawn from the Transnational Organized Crimes and the Anti Narcotics units, one female suspect identified as Nuru Murshid Mahfud, 29, was also arrested following the meticulous operation,” said the DCI.

29-year-old Nuru Murshid Mahfud who was nabbed with a consignment of cocaine worth millions./COURTESY

The cocaine had been packaged in 35 sachets and concealed in suitcases.

Police are yet to establish whether the recovered cocaine was meant for the local consumption or in transit to a different destination.

“The suspect has been detained at a police station in the coastal city as the undercover agents hunt for her accomplices,” said the DCI.

Meanwhile, experts at the Chemistry and Toxicology units based at the DCI National Forensic Laboratory, shall be conducting more tests on the highly addictive drug.

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