A wanted Mombasa drug baron Swaleh Yusuf Ahmed and his wife Asma Abdalla are among the latest drug lords to be arrested in the county in the ongoing operation to eliminate drug lords in Kenya.
An in law Farida Omar Said was also caught in the dragnet that saw 15 kgs of heroine recovered from a store in Bamburi. The consignment was for local distribution.
The three, linked to a prominent Mombasa politician were arrested on Sunday in Mombasa and Kilifi.
The operation was conducted by senior Anti Narcotics officers behind the arrest and extradition of Akashas and two foreigners- Pakistani and Indian.
Regional Coordinator Neslon Marwa alo announced the arrest and deportation of “major” drug barons in Mombasa and Kilifi in a crucial swoop conducted last weekend.
During the exercise, regional Cordinator Nelson Marwa said Sh18.4 million and 17kg of heroin was recovered.
The money according to insiders was proceeds of drugs allegedly planned to be used to bribe law enforcers and to smuggle more narcotics.
“The officers arrested Neddy Micock and Nelson Georges both Sychellois who were wanted by Interpol for drug trafficking,” Marwa said.
They two were deported and handed over to Seychelles government on Sunday.
“The police also arrested Wendy Kinyua , a Kenyan law student and a girlfriend to Neddy who has been facilitating their activities,” he said.
Nabil Mohamed Loo and his associate Stephen Vicker Mangira were arrested with a consignment of heroin in Mangira’s car.
Mangira was arrested with Sh18 million.
“In addition, two South African nationals Mark Antony Falvelewitz and Barend David who were accomplices of Akashas and planning to smuggle a huge multi ton of consignment of Mandrax from India have been arrested and are due to be deported to back to South Africa.”
Baktash Akasha aged 40, his brother Ibrahim, 28, Gulam Hussein and Vijaygiri Goswami were arrested in Mombasa for conspiracy to import heroin and methamphetamine into the United States.
DEA pursues the most dangerous global drug traffickers who pose a direct threat to safety and stability around.
US authorities say Baktash is allegedly the leader of an organised crime family in Kenya responsible for the production and distribution of narcotics within Kenya and throughout Africa.
Four vehicles have also been recovered. Marwa said tgeb was was not political.
He said there are over 323,000 addicts in Mombasa.
Lamu has over 32,000, Tana River (over 88,000), Kilifi (over 329,000), Kwale (over 168,000) and Taita Taveta (0ver 58,000).