Kenya keeps on developing as a travel point for the trafficking of Afghan heroin as indicated by the 2017 report of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Cocaine (UNODC).
East Africa’s monetary powerhouse is along what has been prominently marked as the ” Southern Route “, spreading over from Afghanistan to India and Pakistan. From that point the medications are then traveled to Kenya and Tanzania before its last goal of Nigeria and Europe.
The popularity of the Kenyan route is based on its almost nonexistent enforcement of maritime law, a lack of inter country co-operation and poor socio-economic circumstances.
The port of Mombasa has proven to be a popular destination with an even more worrying trend being the increased local consumption of the opiates, with the UNODC estimating about 2.5 tonnes of product being consumed annualy.
Prior this year, delegates from the Triangular Initiative (TI) nations – Afghanistan, Iran and Pakistan – as of late got together out of the blue with agents from Africa and Indian Ocean states – Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Seychelles, South Africa and Tanzania – the UAE, and Colombia, to share encounters and best practices at the between local level on the most proficient method to identify, explore and disturb the strategies utilized by transnational sorted out wrongdoing gatherings to back their exercises.
The workshop, entitled “Comprehension and upsetting illegal budgetary streams related with the Southern Route for sedative trafficking,” was met in Zanzibar, Tanzania.