Two found guilty of trafficking heroin worth 28 million shillings

28 million worth of heroin that was blown up at sea./COURTESY

Mombasa, KENYA: Two people have been found guilty of trafficking heroin worth sh.28 million.

The two, Ahmed Bakari and Clement Bristol were found guilty by a Mombasa court on Friday.

The narcotics were netted in ships in Kilifi in April 2015 and later blown up at sea by the government.

In its submission, the prosecution told court that the large quantities and the street value of the drugs was an indication that the duo was transporting the consignment for international trade and not for their own consumption.

Chief Magistrate Julius Nangea will read their sentence on the 30th of October.

The verdict came barely three days after the Akasha brothers – Baktash Akasha and Ibrahim Akasha – pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charges in New York.

The brothers were arrested in Kenya and extradited to the UK to face the charges.

They were extradited to New York alongside two other suspects; Vijaygiri Anandgiri Goswami – Indian and Ghulam Hussein – Pakistani, on January 31, 2017.