Arrested Pakistani nationals linked to terrorism arraigned in court


Mombasa, KENYA: Eleven Pakistanis arrested in Mombasa on Tuesday evening were on Wednesday arraigned in court.

The prosecution requested the court to grant the Directorate of Criminal Investigation department 10 days to enable them complete investigations.

The suspects were arrested in different locations before being booked at Central police station OB 100/9/1/2018 and OB 107/9/1/2018.

Court heard that the suspects were found to be holders of Pakistan passports but they have not yet verified with the Pakistan Authorities.

The suspects are alleged to be unlawfully present in Kenya and engaging in illegal business activities that are reasonably suspected to be conduits for money laundering activities and terrorism financing.

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They are also alleged to operate their businesses from their residences without licenses and permits.

Mombasa senior resident magistrate Juliet Kassam directed police to detain the suspects at the Central police station until Friday, when she will rule on the application seeking to detain them for more days before being charged.