NAIROBI, Kenya – 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.