Two female foreigners arrested at JKIA with 148kg of miraa

Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on Thursday night arrested two female foreigners in possession of 148kg of concealed miraa.

Ahmed Hibak Nooradin and Mahmud Duniyo were arrested and are in police custody pending more investigations before arraignment.

The two suspects had concealed miraa by wrapping it in maroon nylon paper bags inside their four large traveling bags.

They failed to declare to authorities until it was detected during screening as they were preparing to depart to Norway.

This comes just a few days after security officers based at JKIA confiscated 150 cartons of miraa that were labeled as ‘Fine Beans’ and ‘Ravaya’ for export.

The khat had been packed in the motor vehicle with registration number KAW 122R at the Airways Cargo Export section before being intercepted by the officers.

It was discovered that the cartons contained french beans and eggplants at the top but had miraa concealed underneath.

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