The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) busted two people who were attempting to smuggle heroin at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

According to a statement by the DCI, the two smugglers were en route to Dubai before the sleuths busted foiled the operation.

"Two Lithuanian nationals enroute to Dubai were last night arrested by DCI's Anti-Nacortics Unit detectives at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), after Heroin approximated at 2Kg was confiscated from their travel bags," the DCI said.

"The two suspects; Stendelis Rokas and Brencius Karolis aged 20 and 30 years respectively had concealed the heroin at the false bottoms of their suitcases," it continued.

DCI reported that the drug was found during the procedural search on travellers' belongings.

The duo is in custody as suspects of trafficking in narcotics, with further investigations ongoing before arraignment.