Kenya Airways Flight Attendants Arrested For Carrying Drugs
Two Kenya Airways Cabin crew have been arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport, Nairobi, Kenya for carrying substances suspected to be narcotics.
According to head of Anti- Narcotic Police Unit Hamisi Masa, the two male flight attendants were arrested Thursday morning as they were about to board Kenya Airways Flight KQ 542 to Cotonou, Benin.
In a statement issued on Thursday, Kenya Airways said it was aware of the incident and was working in tandem with the relevant authorities to get to the bottom of the matter.
"Kenya Airways adheres to all regulations and laws of Kenya and the countries it operates in. In addition, all members of crew are trained on these regulations and laws and are expected to adhere to them at all times.
Kenya Airways remains committed to the integrity of its operation and does not condone any illegal activities by its staff members." the airline said.
It is not unusual to arrest airlines' crews for carrying illegal substances. In September, a South African Airways' female flight attendant was arrested for attempting to smuggle cocaine through Perth Airport in Australia.