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Suspected Drug baron Ndechumia Bilali Kimali at JKIA after being deported from Madagascar/UPESINEWS/SOURCES
BY UPESINEWS REPORTER,NAIROBI,10TH APRIL 2017-Ndechumia Bilali Kimali linked to Sh22 million worth of heroin that was destroyed in the Indian Ocean in 2015 has been deported from Madagascar . Bilali landed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport Monday morning aboard a KQ flight from Madagascar and was taken to custody by Anti-Narcotics Police. He was in handcuff and was accompanied by two detectives from Madagascar.
When the yacht was seized, five suspects were arrested but Bilali is said to have escaped. Kenya asked Madagascar to deport him and is set to take plea at JKIA. Head of DCI at the airport Joseph Mugwanja said Bilali is suspected to be a member of locally based and foreign-based drug barons currently under investigations. “Bilali is believed to be the mastermind behind trafficking of illicit drugs that were destined for overseas,” said Mugwanja. The yacht christened Baby Iris was destroyed by the Kenyan military under supervision of top government officials.
Before its capture in a yard in Kilifi on April 10 2015, MV Baby, Iris which is registered in Singapore, ferried wealthy Western tourists and vacationers to Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar and Seychelles in the Indian Ocean.
Seychellois Clement Serge Bristol and four other Kenyans- Ahmed Said Bakari, Mohamed Bakari Mohamed, Shariff Mzee Mohamed and Ahmed Hussein Salim are facing charges of trafficking the heroin. They face life imprisonment if found guilty.