Two people have been arraigned in court for drugs
18 August 2014, 21:03
Mombasa - Two people who have been linked to the KES 1.1 Billion heroine seized have been arraigned in a Mombasa law court.
Khalid Agi Mohammed and Mohammed Osman Ahmed have been
charged that jointly found with nine Pakistan nationals already charged in
court were found in ship vessel Mv Amin Darya trafficking 3777,234kg of whitish
and creamish granular heroin with a market value of KES 1.1 billion.
The two appeared on Monday before senior magistrate Maxwell
Mean while the court has rejected the bond application made
by the Pakistani nationals charged with trafficking of Heroin in his ruling
Magistrate Gicheru said the chances of a foreigner charged with such a serious
offence to appear before the court was minimal.
“I find there is a good reason why the accused should not be
released on bail.” said Gicheru.
Earlier the prosecution lead by chief inspector Mutiso had
filed a supporting affidavit before court to oppose the release of the accused
In the affidavit the investigating officer said the value of
the seized Heroine was over KES 1.1 billion and 33,200 liters of liquid heroine
valued was not known.
He said that the accused were not of Kenyan origin and if
released on bail and they are likely to abscond the court proceedings.
Mutiso stated the investigation in the case were not complete
the investigations would be extended beyond Kenya to Somalia Dubai Iran India
Magistrate Gicheru the defense had not filed any application
to dispute the applications made by the state against the accused persons.
He added that the defense lawyer Mr. Ombeta had argued that
if accused were to be released on bail they would stay in the Vessel but at the
moment the vessel is seized in Kenyan waters.
Ombeta had gone further and argued that there was no
evidence tabled before court that the mater was being investigated outside the
However Ombeta’s application to have the vessel released was
withheld by Gicheru, he directed the defense to file an official affidavit from
the owner of the vessel to enable him apply for the release of the vessel.The case will be heard on November 6, 7, 13, 14
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