COURT ORDERS FREEZING OF DRUG TRAFFICKERS CARS

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The High Court has frozen four vehicles among them two luxurious cars after its owners were charged last year with trafficking in narcotic drugs.

Justice Dorah Chepkwony ordered the freezing of the vehicles following a petition by Assets Recovery Agency (ARA), arguing that the vehicles could be linked to proceeds of crime.

The vehicles are linked to Dida Jarso Ache and Yusuf Halkano Sokono, who were arrested in May last year and charged before a Jomo Kenyatta International Airport court with trafficking in cannabis sativa (bhang).

The agency claims that Mr. Ache allegedly confessed that the he had been involved in drug trafficking for several years, when he was arrested last year.

The vehicles include a Mercedes Benz Actros, a Toyota Land cruiser, Toyota Ractis and Toyota Probox. The court directed the cars to be handed to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations immediately, pending the determination of the case.

Additionally, the police found them with Sh183,000, which has since been frozen. The agency said there are reasonable grounds to believe that motor vehicles were purchased using proceeds of crime.

Justice Chepkwony ordered the vehicles to be frozen for three months and the Director General of National Transport and Safety Authority to register a caveat against the records of the motor vehicles.

The war against Corruption continues to crack corrupt web intricates and their wealth forfeited to the government. Asset recovery agency in collaboration with other Multi-Agency task force have so far recovered wealth estimated to be worth 184.5 Million both in cash and movable assets in the FY 2019-2020.

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