Four Kenyans have been charged at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in Nairobi with trafficking Heroine worth Sh4.2million.
Bernard Otieno Oduor, Judith Atieno Odote, Boaz Ouma Oloo and Mary Muita Nyaguthie faced two counts of trafficking in narcotic drugs contrary to Section 4 (a) of the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Control Act.
The accused persons, who were represented by lawyers John Ogada and Alex Wageni, denied the charges before Senior Resident Magistrate Lucas Onyina They were granted Sh1million bond with one similar surety each. Their case will be heard between November 13 and 15.
In the first count, they are alleged to have unlawfully conveyed 59 pellets of the drug weighing 797 grams with a market value of Sh2,393,100 concealed in a clear polythene bag at the airport’s Terminal One Arrivals Section on September 11.
The prosecution claimed they were found with another 49 pellets weighing 576 grammes worth Sh1,729,830.
When the case came up for mention today, Ogada made an application seeking the release of a motor vehicle belonging to Atieno which was confiscated when the accused persons were arrested.
The magistrate directed the investigating officer to appear in court on Tuesday next week (October 31) to explain the circumstances under which the vehicle was under police custody.
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