by Joy Nabukewa
MOMBASA (Xinhua) -- A Kenyan female
police officer is among seven suspects who were arrested in the
coastal city of Mombasa with cocaine and heroin in an ongoing
war of drug trafficking in the country, the police said on
Hamdi Yusuf Maalim, who is attached to Likoni
police station, was arrested with her companion in Diani, South
coast on Friday.
"We have a long list of suspects and we are sure we will get
them if they don’t surrender.
"We hear others have escaped to Tanzania and other places but
we are after you even if you are a public servant," Coast
Regional Coordinator John Elungata told journalists in Mombasa.
He said the two had already established a drug distribution
route to Garissa, northern Kenya.
The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers
from Nairobi raided their house and recovered three kilograms of
cocaine worth 12 million shillings (about 112,000 U.S. dollars)
and two kilograms of heroin worth about 60,000 dollars.
Police said Maalim, who has been on police wanted list is the
alleged leader of a cartel which has been operating in Likoni
area for a long period of time.
Alfan Rahma Ali, Maalim’s alleged accomplice was also
arrested by police on Saturday.
The two are suspect members of the drug cartel allegedly
headed by another suspect Swaleh Ahmed who has ongoing court
case for trafficking 100 kilograms of cocaine.
Police detained three vehicles they believe belong to the
"Let us bring efforts together to clean up our city of drug
"Many of youths are hooked to the drugs and we don’t want
this to continue," said Elungata.
He said that other individuals under police watch include
workers at the Moi International Airport and Kenya Port