Witness testifies in an over 1.3 Billion narcotic drugs case in Mombasa

A witness in a case where Nine foreigners are facing charges in a Mombasa court for trafficking in Narcotic drugs was today taken to task over his testimony.

The six Pakistanis, two Indians and an Iranian are accused of trafficking in 377.224 kilograms of heroin (granular) valued at 1,131,672,000/= liquid heroine 33200 litres valued at Ksh.189, 000,000/= and 2,400 litres of diesel mixed with heroine valued at Ksh.1, 440,000/=.

The suspects included Yousuf Yaqoob, Yaqoob Ibrahim, Saleem Muhammad, Bhatti Abdul Ghafoor, Bakhsh Moula, Muhammad Saleh, Khalid Muhamed and Maur Abdulah Bwanamaka.

On diverse dates between 2nd day of July, 2014 and 18th July, 2014 at Kilindini Port of Mombasa Berth No.8 the accused were found trafficking by conveying in the cargo deck of ship AMIN DARYA also known as AL NOOR narcotic drug namely heroin.

Prosecution counsel Lydia Muthoni Kagori cross examined in Chief senior superintendent inspector of mines Thomas Mua Mutwiwa before chief Magistrate Julius Nang’ea.

Mutwiwa, the 26th witness in the case narrated to the court how he took and tabled 10 samples randomly selected from 250 bags.

“I took samples, labeled them and sent through a curier service provider to the Mining laboratory in Nairobi for analysis and evaluation”, said Mutwiwa.

The witness was also cross examined by the defence team led by the Cliff Ombeta.

The case was adjourned until September 14 and 15 when hearing resumes.


By Hilary Mongera
Mombasa, Wednesday July 20, 2016