Wanted US fugitive arrested at Mombasa Airport


Wachira Mwangi, Daily Nation

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A multi-agency team in Mombasa has arrested 60-year-old Mansur Mohamed Surur, aka “Mansour”, a Kenyan citizen and wanted fugitive in the US.

Mr Surur (standing in above video) is said to be wanted by several agencies for his involvement in trafficking of drugs and participating the illegal trade of rhino horns and elephant ivory, both protected wildlife species, valued at more than Sh700,000,000 ($7 million).

The crimes are said to have involved the illegal poaching of more than 35 rhinos and more than 100 elephants.

He was among 47 Kenyans stranded in Yemen who were returning home on a Chartered Skyward Express flight early Wednesday morning.

The Multiagency team of officers took him to the Moi International Airport police station for interrogation.

“Today morning at 01.00 hrs…holder of Passport number A2283881 and Kenyan ID card no.0069184 who had been flagged as wanted in the US for ivory related offences was arrested at the arrival terminals at Moi International Airport…He was subsequently  handed over to Interpol Nairobi for further action,” a police report of the arrest reads.