The British government has donated two X-ray scanners to help in the war on narcotics.
British High Commission Home Office International Operations Director Nick Fowler led a delegation of his officers in a courtesy call to the Director DCI Mohamed Amin, where the two heads discussed areas of cooperation in fighting the trafficking of narcotics.
Fowler expressed concern that the narcotics underworld remained a threat to global peace, citing cocaine and heroin as the most trafficked globally.
In that regard, he called upon all concerned agencies to share intelligence and endeavor to break the supply chain at the points of origin.
To boost the DCI’s Anti-Narcotics Unit’s capacity to detect peddlers, the guests donated two portable X-ray scanners, for use in mobile operations on such places as houses and offices, vehicle cabins and compartments, suitcases, walls and underneath carpets to detect concealed drugs.
Thanking the British High Commission for being a reliable partner in security matters, Amin assured the delegation that the Directorate was flexing its muscles on the traffickers, with the previously acquired body scanners coming in handy in detecting peddlers at the ports.
Amin further expressed optimism in the multi-agency approach that the Kenyan security teams have adopted, saying that basic investigation training on all the players would further boost the country’s capacity to suppress offenders.
Fowler was accompanied by his assistant Richard Lloyd, the Regional Manager Tara Moore, Country Manager Matt Jenkins and Rani Matharu.
Drug trafficking has been a threat in the region.
Heroin is one of the most trafficked and consumed narcotics on the Coast.
Another mostly trafficked and abused drug is cocaine.