War on drugs at the Kenya coastal town of Mombasa continues with anti-narcotic detectives apprehending 12 key barons in an operation conducted last week Friday.
According to the Head of Anti Narcotic Police Unit Hamis Massa, four foreigners were among those apprehended and haul of drugs worth millions of shillings seized in joint raid by the detectives.
Some samples of heroin and cocaine nabbed during the operation were sent to the government laboratory for further analysis.
The four drug barons included three Italian nationals and a Mauritian. Another notorious Kenyan drug baron identified as Stephen Bosire was among the eight Kenyans arrested in the operation.
Bosire reportedly has drug operational network at the coast andsupplies large amounts of narcotics from neighbouring countries, namely Seychelles and Tanzania.
The apprehended figures are believed to be local and international drug lords. Sometimes February this year, Bosire’s accomplice Musa Kibiringe was arrested after he presented himself to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (CID) offices in Mombasa.
The arrest came days after anti-narcotics detectives apprehended five most wanted drug barons in Mombasa amid a government operation to eliminate them. Swaleh Yusuf Ahmed was apprehended alongside his wife Asmah Abdallah, and other accomplices: Rashid Athman, Athman Salim and Farida Omar.
President Uhuru Kenyatta issued a crackdown directive on drugs, dealers and their dens at the Coast.