Crime:Tanzanian arrested in Mombasa with heroin worth over a half a million shillings

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BY CORRESPONDENT,MOMBASA,12TH APRIL 2018-Police in Mombasa are holding   a suspected Tanzanian drug dealer who was arrested on Thursday and heroin with a street value of Sh543,000.

According to Anti-narcotics detectives , Hemed Musa alias Diru is one of the foreigners trafficking narcotics in the country.

Musa was arrested last week with a haul of bhang but was released on bond pending the full hearing of the case.

Mombasa County Police Commandant, Johnstone Ipara, said his officers raided one of the homes of the 38-year-old in Jomvu Jitoni and found 178 grams of heroin in 88 sachets.

Ipara said the drugs were to be sold locally.

Suspected drug trafficker Hemed Musa, a 38-year-old Tanzanian, who was arrested by officers of the Anti-Narcotics Unit at his home in Jomvu Jitoni, Mombasa county April 12, 2018-COURTESY.

Musa played hide and seek with the officers who found CCTV cameras mounted in his house. He used the cameras to monitor suspicious movements before going into hiding during police patrols.

Ipara said they will appeal to the Director of the Public Prosecution to deny the suspect bond after this second arrest in less than two weeks.

“He is a notorious drug peddler whose intention is to destroy the lives of youths. We will appeal to the Judiciary not to grant him bond.”

He  further said the detectives will conduct a lifestyle audit following reports that the suspect owns several properties believed to have been acquired through proceeds from drug trafficking.

“We were shocked by how the alien acquired property in Kenya,” Ipara said. “He does not have any valid documents. We are investigating his connections and how he acquired the property.

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