'Heroin stashed in buttons': DCI seize drug enroute France at JKIA

"Both consignments seized with further investigations ongoing."

In Summary

•Intelligence-led operation saw the confiscation of unestablished amounts of the powdery substance before a search was conducted.

•"The search conducted at Cargo Shed in DHL Warehouse led to the recovery of two suspicious consignments,' DCI George Kinoti said on Wednesday.

The heroin found in the buttons of clothes./COURTESY
The heroin found in the buttons of clothes./COURTESY

Heroin stashed in buttons of clothes has been confiscated at JKIA enroute from Juba and Entebbe, to Cambodia and France respectively.

An intelligence-led operation saw the confiscation of unestablished amounts of the powdery substance before a search was conducted.

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"The search conducted at Cargo Shed in DHL Warehouse led to the recovery of two suspicious consignments," DCI George Kinoti said on Wednesday.

"..the first one described as clothes for personal use and on transit from Juba to Cambodia, while the second had a dress concealing the bhang enroute to France."

The substance./COURTESY
The substance./COURTESY

Kinoti said that upon opening the first consignment, three blouses each with eight large buttons and three skirts each having 17 buttons were found.

"....where on dismantling the buttons each was found to contain a powdery substance which upon testing turned to be heroin," he said.

"Both consignments seized with further investigations ongoing."

Heroin makes the brain produce feel-good dopamine but after tolerance is acquired a higher dose is needed to function.

  The drug has become cheaper, purer and more easily available. Users often take it as part of a cocktail of other drugs, often at parties.