A suspected drug trafficker of Guyana origin, who is wanted in the United States, was on Thursday morning arrested at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) following intelligence leads.
The suspect, only identified as Spencer, is wanted by the US for his alleged involvement in a cocaine smuggling syndicate in Guyana that is reported to have run contraband into the President Joe Biden-led nation in 2015.
“The syndicate smuggled 1.5kilograms of cocaine through a shoe luggage, leading to Spencer’s arrest in 2016. He was subsequently taken to court but released on pre trial conditions,” the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) said in a statement released on Friday.
After violating his pre-trial conditions, at the time, a warrant of arrest was issued against the suspect.
Another arrest warrant was issued by the US government after Spencer failed to appear in court and changed his address without notifying relevant authorities.
“The suspect then remained on the run until he got arrested yesterday morning at the airport,” said DCI.
The suspect is currently being held by DCI pending processing.