Three suspected drug traffickers nabbed in Kilifi

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On Thu, 11 Nov, 2021 07:59 | < 1 min read
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Three suspected drug traffickers have been arrested in Kikambala area, Kilifi County with a kilogram of heroin valued at Ksh 3 million in the prohibited markets.

Swalehe Yusuf Ahmed and Suleiman Salim Kaingu were apprehended by DCI’s Transnational Organized Crime detectives on Tuesday for allegedly trafficking drugs in the guise of engaging in legitimate businesses.

Also arrested in the operation was Susan Mukonyo Mutuku, a mobile money operator whose shop is believed to be used by the prime suspect to launder his drug trafficking proceeds.

“Swalehe Yusuf Ahmed is notoriously known as a trafficker of the hard drug in the coastal region, having two related cases pending before the court, and has been carrying on with the illegal business while out on bond,” DCI said.

In the said court cases, Swalehe is accused of trafficking over 105Kg of Heroin estimated at Ksh 285 Million, money which he allegedly launders alongside various operatives that work for him.

The three have since been arraigned at a Mombasa court on miscellaneous applications to facilitate completion of investigations, where a ruling on the same is expected to be made today.