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Nearly 100kg of cocaine seized in Kenya

Published 01/08/2016

The cocaine was seized last week in containers supposedly carrying sugar destined for Uganda, officials said
The cocaine was seized last week in containers supposedly carrying sugar destined for Uganda, officials said

Three people, including a British national, are being questioned after the seizure of nearly 100kg of cocaine at Kenya's main seaport.

The drugs were seized by US drug enforcement administration officials and police from a container delivered by ship from Brazil, a senior Kenyan police official said.

A British national and two Kenyans are being questioned, the official said.

The drugs were seized last week in containers supposedly carrying sugar destined for Uganda, officials said.

The seizure was a rare one in Kenya, which the UN says has become a cocaine distribution hub in recent years.

Traffickers from South America are said to take advantage of Nairobi's extensive air links to Europe and Asia.

AP

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