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Two suspected drug traffickers charged in Mombasa court

Two suspected drug traffickers have denied the charges of trafficking narcotic drugs when they were arraigned before the Mombasa law court Senior Resident Magistrate Rita Orora.

The duo Zuheir Ali and Salim Mwinyi were arrested separately by the Anti-Narcotics detectives in an early morning raid at their homes. The arrests come barely a week after County Commissioner Mohamed Nur promised an all-out war on drug traffickers in the Port City of Mombasa.

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Zuher Ali was arrested Wednesday morning in a sting operation by detectives following a tip-off from a concerned member of the public in Bombo, Kisauni Sub-County.

The detectives seized from Ali’s house heroin weighing 114 grams worth Sh342, 000, 1.6037 grams of Cocaine worth Sh6, 414 and 22 grams of Cannabis sativa worth Sh660.

The suspect vehicle believed to be a proceed of crime was seized together with cash Sh26,250, 200 United States Dollars (USD), a weighing machine, packaging envelopes and three mobile phones believed to contain data of his accomplices.

Salim Mwinyi alias Mwinyi Marebe believed to be conducting his operations within Magodoroni and Arusini in Kisauni was arrested in the Magogoni area.

Mwinyi had 170 grams of heroin valued at Sh510,000, bhang, assorted packaging materials, a weighing scale, cash Sh1.3 million, 3610 USD and four mobile phones

The case of Zuher Ali will be mentioned again on 8th May 2024 while the case of Salim Mwinyi will be mentioned on 6th May 2024.

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