Investigators: Akasha drugs ring smuggled ivory

What you need to know:

  • The four are accused of conspiring to ship 98 kilogrammes of heroin to the US from Kenya.
  • If convicted, the four alleged kingpins of the so-called Akasha Organisation could be sentenced to life imprisonment in the US.
  • The Akasha brothers and Mr Goswami and Mr Hussein are also heavily involved in ivory smuggling, says Gretchen Peters.

The four suspects being held in New York on drug-trafficking charges after extradition from Kenya are also thought to be heavily involved in the ivory trade, according to US-based investigators.


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