KDF Blows Up Yacht Seized with Heroin Worth Sh23 Million in Mombasa

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On 18th May 2015, during a NACADA campaigns meeting, government informed the nation that it would blow up any vessel, such as planes, ships that may try to sneak drugs in to the country.

Friday 14th August 2015 midday, Interior Cabinet Secretary, Joseph Nkaissery, Chief of Defence Forces General Samson Mwathethe, Inspector-General of Police Joseph Boinnet and Kenya Navy Commander Major-General Levi Mghalu were among top security brass in Kenya who witnessed the destruction of the yacht at the high seas by the Kenya Navy.

The yacht registered in Britain was intercepted by the Kenyan security officers on 9th April 2015 attempting to sneak the drugs into the country. It was seized at Kilifi boat yard.

A year ago, President Uhuru Kenyatta witnessed our security teams undertake the destruction of the ship MV Al Noor with a heroin cargo valued at Sh1.3 billion.

Interior Cabinet Secretary through a statement said the Kenyan government will not relent on the destruction of illegal merchandise and contrabands.

The war against drugs and narcotics is particularly critical because there is a clearly established link between the international drug trade and the financing of terrorist activities.

Security authorities will intensify the inspection of every cargo that docks or lands at any of the ports in the country.

The Interior CS retaliated that the country’s security forces will routinely continue seizing and destroying caches of drugs across the country, culprit responsible will face the full force of the law.

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