Anti-narcotics detectives have arrested five more most wanted drug barons in Mombasa amid a government operation to eliminate them.
Coast regional coordinator Nelson Marwa said the five were arrested at an apartment in Bamburi today.
Marwa said that they also seized 15 kgs of heroin worth Sh170 million and Sh18 million believed to be proceeds from the sale of drugs.
Four vehicles believed to have been used to smuggle the drugs were also found in the operation.
The suspects were arraigned and detained for five days to enable police complete investigations.
The arrests come barely a day after two suspected drug barons were extradited to South Africa after they were arrested yesterday.
Four foreign suspected drug dealers were arrested yesterday in Mombasa and an unknown quantity of narcotics seized.
The four, who include two South Africans and two sychelluwaaaa Seychellois, were arrested by detectives from various agencies at an apartment near Nyali Beach Hotel yesterday morning.
The sychelluwaaaa Seychellois have been identified as Dominguez and Nedy Micock while the South Africans are Barend Nolte and Marc Faivelewitz.
The four were taken to Port police station pending interrogation and possible extradition.
Regional police boss Philip Tuimur said the government chemist will confirm the quantity and type of narcotics police found