(Xinhua) -- The Kenyan
government on Sunday deported four suspected drug barons
arrested in the coastal city of Mombasa.
authorities on Saturday arrested four nationals from
South Africa and Seychelles in the coastal city of
Mombasa while in possession of unconfirmed quantity of
hard drugs during an anti-narcotics swoop.
The four will be handed over on Sunday to Seychelles
authority for possible prosecution.
They were airlifted on Saturday night from Mombasa to
Jomo Kenyatta International Airport awaiting
Multiagency detectives apprehended the two South
Africans and two Seychellois at an apartment adjacent to
Nyali Beach Hotel on Saturday.
They were identified as Dominguez and Nedy Micock
(Seychelles) and Barend Nolte and Marc Faivelewitz (SA).
Inspector General of Police Joseph Boinnet confirmed
the deportation of the four.
Security official said the four are linked to Akasha
brothers and two foreigners recently extradited to
United States to stand trial for drug trafficking
The four drug barons are part of international drug
They are accused to be involved in money laundering
and drug trafficking.
Other suspects are on the wanted list of the National
Drugs Enforcement Agency in Seychelles, police said.
"They are wanted for engaging in international drug
"We have extradited them following request of
Seychelles authority," said senior anti narcotic
The latest move comes after two Kenyans and their two
foreign accomplices were recently extradited to the
United States to answer charges of running a
transnational drug trafficking syndicate.
The two brothers, Baktash and Ibrahim Akasha and
their foreign collaborators, Gulam Hussein and Vicky
Goswami from Pakistan and India respectively were
arrested by Kenyan security during a sting operation.
Immediately after their arrest, Kenyan President
Uhuru Kenyatta declared the government had reactivated
the war against drug trade that has ruined the lives of
youth in coastal towns.
Kenyatta said the government will not waver in its
quest to eradicate narcotics trade in the country.