MOMBASA (Xinhua) --
Kenya’s anti-narcotics detectives on Monday
arrested five most wanted drug barons in the coastal city of
Swaleh Yusuf Ahmed and his wife Asma Abdalla
are among the five latest drug lords to be apprehended in the
county in the ongoing security operation to eliminate drug lords
in the East African nation.
Regional government official Nelson Marwa said the dragnet
saw 15 kg of heroin recovered from a store in Bamburi, Mombasa
as well as 180,000 U.S. dollars cash believed to be proceeds of
"We suspect the money was proceeds of drugs allegedly to be
used to bribe law enforcers and to smuggle more narcotics,"
Four vehicles suspected to be used to smuggle the drugs were
also been recovered in the operation.
The five were arraigned in
court on Monday and detained for five days to enable police
The operation was conducted by senior anti narcotics officers
behind the arrest and extradition of two Kenyan brothers and two
foreigners Pakistani and Indian to the United States.
The authorities have arrested more than eight drug barons in
the latest renewed efforts.
Four were deported on Sunday and handed over to Seychelles
and South African government and on Sunday.
Dominguez, Micock, Nolte and Faivelewitz deported to Seychelles
Four foreigners arrested in Mombasa during anti-narcotics sweep