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Baron arrested in a Mombasa airport with drugs worth Sh10m meant for Dubai

He was nabbed just before boarding a Rwandese air plane early Friday destined for Dubai in the Middle East

 

The 51-year-old man identified as Mohamed Jibril Ali, had concealed the drugs in his shoe soles and was destined for Dubai. He was nabbed just before boarding a Rwandese air plane early Friday.

"The suspect is a regular traveler to Dubai and we suspect he has been delivering the drugs there. He is under investigation to establish the source of the narcotics," Maelo told the press.

Serial drug dealers

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This comes barely a month after a woman of Ivorian origin was arrested at the same airport, while carrying heroin valued at more than Sh10 million.

The 28-year-old Danho Aude-Bertille, was heading to Ivory Coast’s Abdijan through Kenya’s Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) when her luggage was found with the drugs.

In a similar incidence in 2013, a one Elizabeth Owiti, 57, was arrested the Moi International Airport with 4kg of heroin worth Sh11 million. Owiti was heading to Frankfurt through Zanzibar when she was intercepted by anti-narcotics officers. Police found the drugs wrapped in two parcels weighing 2.5kg and 1.5kg.

Akasha brothers

Earlier this week, the sons of slain Mombasa based drug baron Ibrahim Akasha and two others arrived in New York after they were secretly extradited from Kenya to the US to face drug trafficking charges.

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The two brothers, Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha, and two foreigners Vijay Goswami (Indian) and Hussein Shabakash (Pakistani) have been charged with "participating in a massive global drug trafficking enterprise, and includes the leader of a well-known organised crime family in Africa".

All four suspects were arrested during operations in Mombasa.

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