Monday, 29 April 2013

Woman dies at Nairobi airport

        IN SUMMARY

  • The middle-aged woman arrived aboard an international airline from Entebbe, Uganda.
  • She alighted from the plane and after entering the airport collapsed and died.
  • Her body was taken to hospital where doctors discovered drugs in her stomach.
     
A woman believed to have been carrying narcotics in her stomach died at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Nairobi on Monday.
The middle-aged woman arrived aboard an international airline from Entebbe, Uganda.
She alighted from the plane and after entering the airport collapsed and died.
Her body was taken to hospital where doctors discovered drugs in her stomach.
Airport CID boss Joseph Ngisa said: “The doctors have indicated the narcotics burst in her stomach leading to her death.
“We are still analysing them to know what it was and the amount,” said Ngisa.
He said security has been stepped up at the airport to curb drug trafficking.
Mr Ngisa also revealed that the courts ordered for the destruction of narcotics that were earlier seized.
The drugs, which served as exhibits in various cases were destroyed on Monday at an open field near the airport.