DCI detectives bust human-trafficking ring, rescue 16 aliens

DCI detectives bust human-trafficking ring, rescue 16 aliens

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) have busted a human-trafficking ring, rescuing 16 aliens on the Marsabit-Isiolo highway.

The aliens who were aboard three vehicles were being trafficked by 6 suspects who are now in lawful custody.

The suspects have since been identified as: Abdi Majid Hassan, Abdirahman Hussein Abdi, Mohammed Ahmed, Jamal Ali, Somo Wario, Salad Huka, Adullahi Mohammed and Abbas Yusuf.

The suspects will be arraigned in court to answer to charges of human trafficking.

The Counter-Trafficking in Persons Act of 2010 criminalized sex trafficking and labor trafficking and prescribed penalties of 15 years to life imprisonment, a fine of not less than 5 million Kenyan shillings or both.

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