May 23, 2024

Three drug traffickers arrested with cocaine worth  Ksh.3.7m in Mombasa

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Three drug traffickers arrested with cocaine worth  Ksh.3.7m in Mombasa

Police recover Ksh.3.7M cocaine, Heroin, arrests suspected drug traffickers after raid at Coast

Police recover Ksh.3.7M cocaine, Heroin, arrests suspected drug traffickers after raid at Coast.

Three suspected drug traffickers were on Tuesday arrested in Mombasa and Kilifi counties as police recovered cocaine and heroin worth a combined street value of Ksh.3.7 million.

Two of the suspects, Hussein Mansur Salim and Ali Swale, were arrested in Kisauni, Mombasa.

Salim was found in possession of 50 grams of cocaine worth Ksh.250,000 while Swale was discovered with 1 kg of heroin, with a street value of Ksh.3 million.

The third suspect, Harrison Mwenda Kiambi, was arrested in Mtwapa, Kilifi County with 150 grams of heroin valued at Ksh.450,000.

The operation was spearheaded by detectives from the DCI’s Anti-narcotic and Transnational Organized Crime Units.

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“In a swoop conducted in the wee hours of May 7, 2024, by a combined team of Anti-narcotic Unit (ANU) and Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) detectives, 50 grams of cocaine and 1.15kgs of heroin were recovered,” the DCI said in a statement.

The trio remains in custody pending arraignment.

Earlier on Tuesday, seven suspects were arrested in different parts of Lamu County in a police operation that culminated in the confiscation of approximately 928 grams of cocaine, valued at Ksh.3.7 million.

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