A 48-year-old woman suspected of drug trafficking was rushed to hospital, after she swallowed four sachets suspected to contain heroin, to avoid arrest.
This was after detectives based in Voi arrested her on suspicion of drug trafficking.
Detectives in charge of the investigation rushed her to the Moi County Referral Hospital in Voi for immediate medical attention.
However, Further search in her house located at Maweni estate, led to the discovery of more sachets containing the substance.
Mombasa is on the spot for being the capital of a new drug trafficking route.
Heroin from Asia and cocaine from Latin America now transit through the country, before heading to Europe.
On Friday, police officers in Malindi town intercepted a consignment of bhang as it was being transported from the office of a famous courier firm in the tourist resort metropolis.
They arrested the purported owner of the 550 rolls of cannabis sativa and a motorcycle rider who had been hired to ferry the cargo from the offices of the courier firm to a destination yet to be established.
It is believed the securely wrapped consignment was transported from one of the firm’s offices upcountry and transported to Malindi as normal cargo.
This is probably a new method of transportation adopted by drug traffickers to beat the strict security checks on roadblocks mounted to control movements to and from the lockdown counties of Nairobi, Kiambu, Kajiado, Machakos and Nakuru. The Courier vans rarely go through such checks.