Suspected Kenyan drug trafficker deported from Madagascar

Ndechumia Bilali Kimali picked up by Anti narcotics officers after arriving at JKIA. PHOTO: COURTESY.

Nairobi,KENYA: Kenyan authorities on Monday received suspected drug trafficker  Ndechumia Bilali who had been deported from Madagascar, believed to have been in possession of 7.6 kilograms of Heroin, valued at sh. 22.8 million.

The stash was found in a luxurious boat named Baby Iris.

According to the CID, Mr. Bilali is believed to be the mastermind of trafficking illicit drugs destined overseas.

“He is suspected to be a member of local and foreign based drug barons under investigation,” said Kenya Airports Authority’s CID Chief Joseph Mugwanja.

Mr. Bilali is said to have fled the country in 2015 when he was linked with the possession of the illicit substance in the boat that was blown up by Kenyan authorities in the Indian Ocean.

“5 suspects were arrested in that matter and taken to court. However, Bilali escaped and he has been on the run since then.The boat was destroyed with the drugs on 14 Aug 2015 but the case is still pending before court,” Mr. Mugwanja stated during a briefing with journalists.

Mr. Mugwanja termed the suspect as dangerous and that he is due to face charges of drug trafficking in narcotics.

The CID Chief warned criminals committing crimes in Kenya and fleeing to other countries, cautioning that they would be pursued and be brought back to the country to face the law.