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Another Wanted Drug Trafficking Fugitive Arrested At JKIA

Fridah Wangechi | 7 months ago
The Guyaness suspect who was arrested at JKIA for his involvement in a drug smuggling ring. PHOTO:DCI, Twitter
The Guyaness suspect who was arrested at JKIA for his involvement in a drug smuggling ring. PHOTO:DCI, Twitter

Another suspected drug trafficker wanted in the United States of America was nabbed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport on the morning of Thursday, June 16 by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) who acted on intelligence.

The suspect who is of Guyana origin identifed as Spencer was intercepted at the airport for his involvement in a cocaine smuggling ring in the South American nation, that conspired to smuggle cocaine into the U.S in 2015.

"The syndicate smuggled 1.5kilograms of cocaine through a shoe luggage, leading to Spencer’s arrest in 2016. He was subsequently taken to court but released on pre trial conditions," the DCI said in a statement released on Friday, June 17.

Efforts to being him to book went futile after his release as he violated pre-trial conditions and a warrant of arrest was issued against the suspect.

Spencer proceeded to change his address without reporting the relevant authorities and another warrant of arrest was issued against him by the US government.

"The suspect then remained on the run until he got arrested yesterday morning at the airport," said DCI.

The suspect is currently being held by DCI pending questioning and processing. 

The DCI has not revealed if the fugitive will be extradited to the US to face trial as was in the case of wanted drug baron Badru Abdul Aziz Saleh who was came face to face with his fate on Thursday aboard a New York bound plane from Nairobi awaiting trial.

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