Woman dies at JKIA after drugs burst in her stomach


Nairobi, Kenya: A woman collapsed and died on arrival at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi on Monday morning after drugs she had swallowed burst in her stomach.

The middle-aged woman had arrived aboard an international airline from Entebe, Uganda when she collapsed.

She was rushed to hospital where doctors revealed some of the drugs that she had swallowed burst in her stomach.

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A search on her body found more of the narcotics strapped on her chest, police said. Airport CID boss Mr Joseph Ngisa said they were yet to know the nature of the drugs.

“The doctors have indicated the narcotics burst in her stomach leading to her death. We are still analysing them to know what it was,” said Ngisa.

He said police vigilance at the airport is high in efforts to stop trafficking of narcotics that has become rampant in the region.

Ngisa also revealed the courts had ordered for the destruction of narcotics that had been seized in the past at the airport. The drugs, which served as exhibits in various cases were destroyed on Monday at an open field near the airport.


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