DPP opposes release of drug suspect on US-wanted list

Mansur Mohamed Surur, alias Mansour, (left) at the Milimani Law Courts on September 28, 2020.

Photo credit: Richard Munguti | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Mansur Mohamed Surur alias Mansour is being sought for extradition to answer to five charges related to the offence.
  • Chief Magistrate Martha Mutuku ordered his detention at Capitol Hill Police Station in Nairobi as she analyses several applications by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the defence.
  • DPP Haji said Mr Mansur will answer to charges of conspiracy to commit wildlife trafficking, wildlife trafficking, money laundering and conspiracy to distribute and possess a controlled substance in violation of several US laws.

Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Noordin Haji has opposed the release on bond of a Kenyan wanted in the United States of America on drug-related charges.


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