Detectives arrest four suspected foreign drug barons in Mombasa
Police apprehend four suspected drug barons at an apartment in Mombasa.
Two South Africans and two Seychellois were arrested by multiagency detectives at an apartment adjacent to Nyali Beach Hotel on Saturday.
The two suspects from Seychelles were identified as Dominguez and Nedy Micock while the other suspects from South Africa are Barend Nolte and Marc Faivelewitz.
According to a media report by a local daily the four were all living in a Sh100,000 a month apartment.
The suspects were taken to Port police station pending extradition.
The arrest comes in the wake of Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha and Pakistani national, Gulam Hussein and Vicky Goswami from India were extradited to the United States where they are facing drug trafficking charges.
A police officer who sought anonymity said that the arrests are as a result of tedious investigations involving different government agencies.
"We had been trailing them for a long time but eventually succeeded. We are now targeting other Kenyans who we might also extradite," he said
The government chemist is expected to confirm the quantity of narcotics police found.
Jubilee administration has vowed to crack the whip on drugs barons in the coast, even as the opposition claims the war of drugs is a political tool aimed at hoodwinking the public that the government is serious about it.
President Uhuru Kenyatta talked tough against drug dealing during a recent visit to the Coast, where he warned their days are numbered.
“We shall not allow the lives of youth and those of their families to be destroyed by drug barons...and youth should look for jobs and shun the menace,” the head of state said.
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