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Cocaine Worth Ksh. 497M busted Concealed In Decorative Stone

Post by : Hillary Musyoki

In the world, drug trafficking has been on the rise as drug traffickers find new ways and methods to bring in drugs into their country and out of.

In the United States customs and Boarder Protection Officers at a cargo facility in San Diego California , found cocaine worth Ksh.497 million($4million) within a shipment of decorative stone.

Officers said they confronted a 36-year-old driver of a tractor, with a shipment manifested as a decorative stone on January 11 and referred the driver along with the tractor trailer for a more intensive examination.

Photo// Cocaine found in decorative stone. Photo Courtesy

“During the exam, CBP officers randomly offloaded one of the commodities within the trailer and observed an anomaly on one of the stones. A CBP K-9 team screened the shipment and received a positive alert from the detector dog,’ CBP said in a report.

The officers discovered 57 cellophane wrapped packages of Cocaine. The packages of cocaine were concealed within a plaster-like material designed to appear like stones.

In addition to that, the officers extracted approximately 116kg of cocaine worth an estimated street value of about $4.1million.

Lastly, CBP officers seized the narcotics, tractor and trailer while the Mexican driver was detained for the alleged narcotic smuggling attempt.

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