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A $1 million bounty has been placed on two Kenyan drug lords by the US government.

The US government is offering a reward of up to $1 million to anyone who can help apprehend two Kenyan drug lords, Abdi Hussein Ahmed and Badru Abdulaziz Saleh, who are wanted for trafficking ivory and narcotics.

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, the United States Charge d’ Affaires H.E Eric W. Kneedler and the Director DCI, Mr. George Kinoti, held a joint briefing at the DCI headquarters in Nairobi.

Between December 2012 and May 2019, the two suspects, Abdi Hussein Ahmed and Badru Abdulaziz Saleh, conspired with one Mandir Mohamed Suhur to transport, distribute, and smuggle 190 kilograms of rhinoceros horns and 10 tonnes of elephant ivory from various African countries, including Kenya, to the United States.

In addition, the trio was involved in the transportation and distribution of 1 kilogram of Heroin from Kenya to the United States.

The three were indicted by the US Southern District Court of New York on June 14, 2019. Suhur Mansur Mohamed and Ahmed Abdi Hussein were subjected to an INTERPOL Red Notice shortly after.

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