1.3 billion Heroine case hearing schedule for August 26
25 August 2014, 08:02
Mombasa - A court had scheduled the hearing of the case against nine Pakistan national and two Kenyans detained over 1.3 billion heroine seized in Mombasa to August 26.
The DPP and the investigating officers on Friday made an application before senior magistrate Maxwel Gicheru to have the seized destroyed.
In the application Mr Kituku informed the court that the sate does not intend to spend a lot of time on the case since they intend to destroy the drugs.
“Due to security reasons we would request the court to reschedule the hearing date to a closer date so that the drugs can be produced in court before they are destroyed” said Kituku.
He said there were some serious issues concerning the storage of the drugs.
Mean while a shipping agent linked to the seized heroine has been arraigned in court, Mr Manur Abdallah is a third Kenyan to appear before the court
However the defense lawyer Pascal Nabwana made an application before the court to the plea deferred to Tuesday.
“I apply for the deferral of plea today until Tuesday on grounds that Mr Ombeta is not present in court and had time with his client before the taking of plea” said Nabwana
The state had made an application to have Abdallah detained at the port police so that he can participate with other accused person in evaluating of the drugs scheduled for Monday and the case against the accused consolidated.
Senior magistrate Maxwel Gicheru ruled that the pleas be scheduled for August 26 2014 and the sate produce all the evidence they intend to use in the case.
Earlier Gicheru denied the release of the two Kenyan charged with trafficking drugs, he said the two Khalid Agil and Mhamed Osman were facing serious charges and there is a likelihood of them to failing to appear in court.
The case will be heard on August 26 2014.
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