Heroine worth $290 million siezed on Kenyan coast

Australian Navy sailors have seized 46 sacks of heroin worth Sh24.9 billion ($290 million) from a boat off Kenyan coast.

According to Australian Broadcasting Corporation, the heroin was hidden among bags of cement.

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In 2004, Sh6.4 billion cocaine was seized in Nairobi and Malindi and was said to be the largest haul to ever be netted in Africa.

Kenyan police also seized heroin worth $5.8 million on March 25, 2011 after it was sneaked into the country through an illegal landing bay along the coast.

The drug haul was being transported in two vehicles at Shanzu area, Mombasa when police struck at around 7pm on Thursday.

Three Kenyans, two Iranians and a Pakistani were arrested in the operation.-nation.co.ke

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