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Police, UNODC team up to crack drug traffickers in Mombasa

Mombasa Police Commandant Johnstone Ipara (R ) and UNODC Mombasa County Coordinator Betty Sharon. Photo/ Davis Mbunga].

Police in Mombasa are trailing drug traffickers who have been in the police radar for some time.

Mombasa County Police Commander Johnston Ipara said top security agents will pursue drug traffickers who have rendered the county youth unproductive and fully immersed into drug addiction.

He revealed that police are in top gear to net all those trafficking in drugs within the county urging the community to be in the fore front in the fight.

“With the help of the United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime-UNODC, we have netted several suspects in Likoni and Kisauni Sub-counties” revealed Mr. Ipara.

Addressing journalists during the opening of refurbished Likoni police station on Tuesday, Ipara said through the close working relation with UNODC police in Mombasa have arrested and prosecuted drug traffickers.

“Our close working relation with the community enabled us net 690 rolls of bang in Likoni barely two week ago,” Ipara said.

He said that the fight against drug trafficking in Mombasa will be intensified.

Meanwhile the County Police commandant has exuded hopes that the ongoing police reforms and integration will to a larger extent improve security in the Mombasa.

He said the reforms were being implemented and he appealed to locals to work closely with police in fighting drugs and crime within the county.

On his part, United Nation Office on Drugs and Crime Coordinator Mohammed Jafaar called for unity and peaceful coexistence between police and the community.

Jafaar said the police renovation program is being implemented in both Kenya and neighbouring country Tanzania.

“This program aims at bridging the gap between police and the community, police should not be seen as enemies,” noted Mr. Jafaar.