A Mombasa court on Wednesday slammed a drug baron with sh. 90 million fine and sentenced him to a maximum of 30 years imprisonment.
In the packed Mombasa law courts, magistrate Edgar Kagoni told the court that the evidence produced before the court was sufficient to warrant such a hefty punishment.
He further said that drug traffickers have rendered many especially youths in the country unproductive.
Anti-narcotic unit provided sufficient evidence
Hussein Idd was on March, 2018 netted at the Regency hotel off- Moi Avenue in Mombasa.
“The evidence produced before court by the anti-narcotic unit and other investigation Officers proved beyond reasonable doubt that indeed the accused person committed the crime,” Kagoni told the court in his verdict.
Anti- narcotic unit nabbed Idd at Regency hotel in Mombasa in March last year after pursuing him from the Kenya-Tanzania border in Lungalunga, Kwale County.
During the arrest, Idd was harbouring 10 kilograms of heroin worthy 30 million shillings.
He has been remanded since then as hearing of the case leveled against him continued.
The judgment came as a shocker to Idd.
He has been granted 14 days to appeal the Wednesday’s judgment.