10 Pakistani nationals arrested in Kenya over terror links
(5 months ago)
Mombasa [Kenya], Jan.11 : Kenyan police on Monday arrested ten Pakistanis after raids at their residents within Kizingo for their alleged involvement in terror finding, money laundering and drug trafficking.
Kenya's The Star newspaper quoted Mombasa police Commander Johnstone Ipara who confirmed the suspects were carrying out illegal commercial activities.
"We suspect they were carrying out illegal commercial activities," Ipara said.
Among those seized is the father of a terror suspect arrested in Pakistan. He was identified as Mohammed Tasleem. The 50-year-old owns company that imports rice from Pakistan.
Mombasa CID boss Washington Njiru said they were working with different agencies to investigate the suspects.
The Star quoted sources that Tasleem could be deported to Pakistan to assist with investigations. It is suspected that the proceeds of his business is used to fund terrorism activities in Pakistan.
Kenya has recently worked with different foreign agencies including the FBI and the Scotland Yard in fighting terrorism and drug trafficking.
Documents indicate the ten suspects have been in Kenya for the last four years.