A Guyanese man, identified as “Spencer” has been arrested by law enforcement officials at an airport in the capital city of Kenya. Detectives arrested Spencer yesterday, 16th of June, 2022 at the airport in Nairobi, Kenya, East Africa.
Spencer was wanted by US Law Enforcement for alleged involvement in a cocaine smuggling ring in Guyana, South America, which conspired to smuggle cocaine into the United States.
“In 2015, the syndicate smuggled 1.5 kgs of cocaine through a shoe luggage, leading to Spencer’s arrest in 2016,” the DCI said.
The suspect was subsequently taken to court but released on pre-trial conditions.
He then violated the conditions and a warrant of arrest was issued on March 17, 2017.
“Again, he violated pre-trial conditions of non-appearance and change of address without reporting, leading to another warrant which was issued on March 19, 2018.”
The suspect has been on the run until Thursday morning when he was arrested.
Earlier, five suspects were arrested after being busted with narcotics, among them two South Africans.
“After a detailed search in the apartment, several items were recovered, including 240 pellets of unknown substances believed to be narcotic drugs, five mobile phones, a laptop and travel documents,” DCI said.
They are believed to be part of a transnational drug trafficking syndicate.
Source: Kenyan Star Newspaper