DRUG TRAFFICKING

Mbagathi hospital nurse arrested with heroin in Nairobi

The nurse is believed to have been preparing to ingest the pellets for shipment.

In Summary

• The detectives ransacked her house and recovered her passport, together with two others, who are suspected to be her accomplices. 

• The sleuths managed to identify one of the passports as that of a drug trafficker, who has an ongoing case in court.

The goods DCI found after ransacking the suspects house in Kayole. 60 pellets believed to contain heroin were recovered as well as documents.
The goods DCI found after ransacking the suspects house in Kayole. 60 pellets believed to contain heroin were recovered as well as documents.
Image: TWITTER/DCI

A woman has been arrested trying to ingest 60 pellets of heroin into her system within Kayole estate, Nairobi.

Beatrice Awuor 42, is believed to have been preparing to ingest the pellets for shipment to an unknown destination.

DCI director George Kinoti said on Wednesday that detectives were acting on a tip off when they stormed her house.

“The detectives ransacked her house and recovered her passport, together with two others bearing the names Caroline Adongo Mujibi and Risper Auma Ochieng, who are suspected to be her accomplices,” Kinoti said.

Pellets believed to contain heroin were on Tuesday recovered from a suspected drug trafficker.
Pellets believed to contain heroin were on Tuesday recovered from a suspected drug trafficker.
Image: TWITTER/DCI

Kinoti said upon further scrutiny, officers managed to identify one of the passports as that of a drug trafficker, who has an ongoing case in court.

The detectives also recovered her job identification card which identified her as a nurse at Mbagathi hospital.

A digital weighing scale believed to be used in weighing the illegal product made from the seed pod of opium poppy plants, was also recovered.

“The pellets were handed over to anti-narcotics experts based at DCI headquarters, for forensic analysis,” Kinoti said.

Edited by N.Agutu