Drug Ship Scuttled
Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta on Friday proudly gave an order to Kenyan Defence Forces to destroy the ship and drugs at the center of a record heroin bust in July.President Kenyatta made destruction of the ship a public spectacle to discourage future smugglers.
The MV Bushehr Amin Darya was seized July 15 at the port of Mombasa after authorities were tipped off that the vessel may have been carrying drugs. Authorities eventually found a reported 341 kg of heroin stashed in the diesel tank of the vessel. The seizure was hailed as the biggest single seizure of drugs ever at the port.
A total of nine suspects were arrested as result of the bust, including six Pakistanis, two Indians and an Iranian, Reuters reported in July.