Kenyan police has seized a cocaine cargo worth more than 300 million shillings (€ 2.6 million) on Friday at the port of Mombasa in the southeast of the country.
The cargo ship which arrived from Brazil and according to the manifest, was heading to Uganda, carried sugar cane.
“Our officers have received information about four suspicious containers. They were isolated for verification and we found the cocaine hidden in a container,” the police chief of the region, Francis Wanjohi said.
Kenyan police were alerted by Interpol, according to some sources. The search continued in other containers which were seized for inspection on Wednesday morning.
East Africa has become a preferred route for drug traffickers offering a much safer transportation of drugs from Asia and South America to other African regions.