Police Officers in Kenya have arrested ten foreigners tied to human trafficking and alleged terrorism links in the coastal city of Mombasa. Mombasa police chief Johnston Ipara said seven Nepalese and three women of Indian origin were among the detained.
The Transnational Organized Crime Unit detectives attached to Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) arrested the women at a popular club situated within Nyali area of Mombasa.
The suspects were arrested following human intelligence reports about the operations of an international trafficking ring operating out of Mombasa. Moreover, the suspects are being questioned Anti-Terror Police to determine if they have any links to terror organization seeing as recent reports indicate that terror groups have been using human trafficking rings to ferry their recruits from different parts of the world to their enclaves.
Different security agencies in the country have been carrying out operations at Kenya’s coastal region to curb human trafficking, terrorism, and drug trafficking seeing as the Indian coast is very pivotal to the international markets for commodities above and practices.