A woman has been arrested after she was found with 500 grames of cocaine valued at Sh2.5 million in her house in Nairobi.
The woman identified as Lucy Rutere Kagwira, was found with 46 pellets of the narcotics that she had packaged and planned to send to Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia.
Police say they had been monitoring the woman after she was mentioned by a cartel behind drug trafficking from the region to Asian countries and West Africa. She is expected in court tomorrow to face charges of drug trafficking and possession.
In the past month alone, up to seven people have been arrested and narcotics valued at more than Sh40 million recovered from them in operations. They include Elizabeth Njoki Wanjiru who was arrested in her Muthaiga home with a large consignment of heroin.
Meanwhile a suspected thug was last night shot dead in a botched robbery and stolen property found on him in Kaloleni area, Nairobi. The man was in the in the company of three others and had been attacking and robbing residents when an alarm was raised alerting police. Police shot and killed one while the other accomplices escaped on foot. The body was moved to the mortuary. Cases of armed robberies have been on the rise with police struggling to contain them.