Africa

British national charged in Kenya with trafficking cocaine

  • A British national Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian appears at Kibera Law Court in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Kenyan police have charged Marrian with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine that was impounded last week at the country's main seaport.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

    A British national Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian appears at Kibera Law Court in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Kenyan police have charged Marrian with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine that was impounded last week at the country's main seaport.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)  (The Associated Press)

  • A British national Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian appears at Kibera Law Court in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Kenyan police have charged Marrian with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine that was impounded last week at the country's main seaport. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

    A British national Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian appears at Kibera Law Court in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Kenyan police have charged Marrian with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine that was impounded last week at the country's main seaport. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)  (The Associated Press)

  • A British national Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian appears at Kibera Law Court in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Kenyan police have charged Marrian with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine that was impounded last week at the country's main seaport.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

    A British national Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian appears at Kibera Law Court in Nairobi, Kenya Thursday, Aug. 4, 2016. Kenyan police have charged Marrian with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine that was impounded last week at the country's main seaport.(AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)  (The Associated Press)

Kenyan police have charged a British national with trafficking nearly 100 kilograms (220 pounds) of cocaine that was impounded last week at the country's main seaport.

Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian denied the charge in court Thursday. Prosecution opposed bail, saying Marrian is a flight risk. The court will rule on the bail application Monday.

The drugs were seized last week by Kenyan police and Drug Enforcement Agency officials in containers supposedly carrying sugar destined for Uganda.

The seizure was a rare one in Kenya, which the U.N. and the U.S. say 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.