Directorate Criminal of Investigations’ Transnational Organized Crime detectives on Tuesday arrested three suspects of trafficking in narcotics, who have been operating with impunity across Kenya and beyond in the guise of engaging in legitimate businesses.
Swalehe Yusuf Ahmed and Suleiman Salim Kaingu were arrested in Kilifi’s Kikambala area yesterday, with several packages of approximately 1Kg of Heroin estimated at over Sh 3million in the prohibited markets.
Swalehe Yusuf Ahmed is notoriously known as a trafficker of the hard drug in the coastal region, having two related cases pending before a court, and has been carrying on with the illegal business while out on bond.
In the cases, Swalehe is accused of trafficking over 105Kg of Heroin estimated at Sh 285Million, money which he launders alongside various operatives that work for him.
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.
The three were arraigned at a Mombasa court Wednesday on miscellaneous application to facilitate completion of investigations, where ruling on the same will be made today (Thursday).©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.