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Nearly 100 kilograms of cocaine seized in Kenya, police say

Kenyan police officials say nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine have been seized at the country's main seaport by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration officials and police.

A senior police official, who insisted on anonymity because he is not authorized to speak to the media, said Monday the drugs were seized from a container delivered by ship from Brazil.

A British national and two Kenyans are being questioned, the official said.

The drugs were seized last week in containers supposedly carrying sugar destined for Uganda, officials said.

The seizure was a rare one in Kenya, which the U.N. says has become a cocaine distribution hub in recent years. Traffickers from South America are said to take advantage of Nairobi's extensive air links to Europe and Asia.