A former police officer at Likoni police has been ordered to pay a fine of 2.5 million after she was found guilty of drug trafficking narcotics valued at kshs.805, 500.
The officcer named Hamdi Yusuf Ibrahim was further ordered to serve two years in prison in default.
While delivering his judgment today, Mombasa Principal magistrate, Vincent Adet, noted that the 2.5 fine was equivalent to three times the value of the drugs she trafficked by storing.
“Having considered the market value which is kshs.805,500 the accused person is hereby fined kshs.2,416,500 failure to raise the fine the accused person shall serve 2 years imprisonment’’,Said Adet.
The policewomn had been arrested for the offense of drug trafficking in 2019 alongside four other suspects following intelligence reports that she was aiding drug suspects in parts of Mombasa and Garisa.
At the time of her arrest the 33-year-old officer had been deployed to Likoni from Kwale .
The female officers was arrested alongside her fiance, Said Mohammed Abdalla alias Shuaz, whom she was allegedly set to wed.
The whereabouts of her fiaance remain unknown after he together with two others were allegedly kidnapped in Kwale by unknown people on December 3 2021.
The two were charged with trafficking in Narcotic Drugs by storing in contravention of section 4[a] of the Narcotic Drug and psychotropic Substances Control Act No. 4 of 1994.
Hamdi was however allowed 14 days to appeal her sentence.