Two Kenyan men have been arrested after seven kilograms of cocaine, valued at $290,000, was recovered from a house in Utawala area, Nairobi.
Peter Okoth Odongo, known as Black, and Bradley Juma, known as Timmy, were arrested in a sting operation following a tip off on their deals.
Police described the duo as narcotics dealers, and officers involved in the operation said that they also recovered a Ceska pistol from the house believed to be owned by Odongo.
Juma was initially arrested by police in a bus headed for Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Friday night.
He was apparently found ferrying narcotics hidden within his suitcase.
“Upon interrogation, the suspect volunteered information to the police leading them to Odongo’s residence where the second suspect was arrested and more drugs found,” police told local media.
The officers found more drugs in their toilet, believed to be a stand-in hangout for the suspects.
“We recovered seven kilograms of white cocaine in the house that we believe was supposed to be trafficked out of the country,” said an officer aware of the probe.
The suspects are currently being held by police for further investigation.
Police further disclosed that Odongo had had a history of run-ins with the law, with crimes that far-extended beyond Kenyan borders. He is said to have begun his illicit career as a drug mule for Nigerian cartels operating in India where he was a student. This led him to be deported from India in 2009.