Detectives from different units in today arrested, Abdi Hussein who was a suspect wanted by the united stated for wildlife and drug trafficking.
According to a report on twitter by the directorate of criminal investigation in Kenya, Abdi is a wanted criminal in the Unites states for wildlife trafficking.
The statement read,”Ahmed is wanted in the U.S alongside Moazu Kromah aka “Ayoub” aka” Ayuba” aka Kampala man for participating in a conspiracy to traffic Rhinoceros horns and elephant ivory, both protected wildlife species, valued at more than $7 million USD. This involved the illegal poaching of more than 53 rhinoceros and more than 100 elephants. Their indictment, followed a joint investigation of the U.S fish an wildlife service.”
The statement further read, ” The drug Enforcement Adminstration , where a federal grand jury in the southern district of New york, charged Ahmed and other co-conspirators with conspiracy to distribute and possess with intent to distribute one kilogram or more of heroin which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of 10years imprisonment.”
The DCI further affirmed that the suspect was arrested in Maua at aMeru county where he was staying in a rented house. Detectives had received this tip through the anonymous hotline no.0800722203.
Ahmed’s arrest follows the arrest of other conspirators on may 31st after a reward of 1 million dollars ws announced through the transnational organized crime rewards program for information that lead to arrest of Abdi. Abdi had participated in transnational crimes such as; drug trafficking.
The statement also affirmed that from 2012, Ahmed and his fellows has conspired to transport, distribute, sell and smuggle at least 190 kilograms of rhinoceros horns and atleast 20 tons of elephant ivory from various countires in East Africa including Kenya, Uganda, DRC Congo, Guinea, Mozambique, Senegal and Tanzania to buyers located in Southeast Asia.
The DCI kenya is urging anyone with information that requires their attention to report via the anonymous toll free line 0800 722 203.