Akasha sons, two foreigners in court on drug trafficking charges

Lawyer Cliff Ombeta (right) with Baktash Akasha Abdalla (left) and three other suspects being held by police over packets of heroin seized in Nairobi. The four were remanded in police custody for 14 days to enable police to complete drug trafficking-related investigations. PHOTO | KEVIN ODIT | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • The suspects are Baktash Akasha Abdalla, Ibrahim Akasha Abdalla (Kenyans), Vijaygiri Anandgiri Goswami and Kulam Hussein (Indians).
  • The four were remanded in police custody for 14 days to enable police to complete drug trafficking-related investigations.
  • Mr Massa said the suspects are liable to charges of conspiracy to traffic narcotic drugs in the US and in the country.
  • According to Mr Massa, the crime is transnational, involving a syndicate operating between Kenya and the US.

Anti-narcotics police are seeking to have four people, among them two sons of slain drug baron Ibrahim Akasha, remanded in police custody for 14 days to enable them to complete drug trafficking-related investigations.

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