, MOMBASA, Kenya Mar 31 – Twelve key drug barons have been arrested during a major security operation conducted by police in Mombasa on Thursday night.
“Those arrested include four foreigners from Italy and Mauritius,” Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet told Capital FM News.
Among the eight Kenyans arrested is a man known as Bosire whose search had been intensified since last week when Coast Regional Coordinator Nelson Marwa gave police an ultimatum to nab him.
All the suspects were scheduled to be charged in court on Friday morning.
Kenya has lately sustained a crackdown on drug trafficking activities since the January extradition of the notorious Akasha brothers– Baktash and Ibrahim –to the United States where they are facing charges alongside Vicky Goswami (Indian) and Hussein Gulam (Pakistani).