A suspected female drug dealer in Voi, Taita Taveta County yesterday swallowed heroin sachets in a bid to escape arrest from the police.
Pauline Mugure aged 48 years was rushed to the Moi County Referral Hospital in Voi for medical examination after swallowing the sachets.
“A suspected drug peddler was this afternoon rushed to hospital, after she swallowed four sachets suspected to contain heroin, to avoid arrest. In the 1pm incident that also left detectives bemused, 48-year-old Pauline Mugure swallowed the sachets in haste, after detectives based in Voi arrested her on suspicion of drug trafficking,” read a statement from the DCI.
The detectives later raided her house in Maweni estate and discovered more sachets containing the substance.
According to the laws of the country, anyone accused with drug trafficking will face a sentence between 3years and a life sentence.