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Cocaine seized at Port belonged to a re-known drug baron

Police have seized containers with Cocaine worth 360 million shillings at the Port of Mombasa.

Sources who sought anonymity told The Star that the drugs were meant to be delivered to a well-known drug baron currently operating within Kenya and Tanzania.

“The seized cocaine might have been loaded in Oman,” said the source.

According to a bill of lading, obtained by The Star, printed on July 29th from the Mediterranean shipping company (MSC) the vessel carrying the drugs MSC Letizia V. SS621R had been loaded with 18 by 20 containers among others each containing 520 bags of brown sugar.

It also indicated that the consignee of the cargo was Mshalle commodities Bugolobi industrial area in Uganda.

The vessel left the Port of Santos in Brazil on 10th June 2016.

The Star investigations indicate that MSC Letizia V. SS621R allegedly docked in Oman and the cargos loaded to MSC Posetano which then docked in the Port City of Mombasa berth number 16 on July 27th.

Sources added that Inspector General Joseph Boinnet and other top security agents might be traveling to Mombasa to look at the seized Cocaine.

Regional police commander Francis Wanjohi said a multi-agency operation was carried out to verify whether the other containers had cocaine or illegal cargo.

“There might arise many rumors, but the verification has ended and we will call for a press conference and all questions will be answered,” he said

Attempts by The Star to reach the Head of Antinarcotics, Hamisi Masa, for comments failed.

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