Two suspects linked to the Magafe human trafficking  network used payments from the criminal  outfit to buy cars and land at the Kenyan coast, a Nairobi court where they were charged was told.

 

Ali Hussein Ali and Ibrahim Mukhtar Abashiekh are alleged to have been involved  in human trafficking and at one time received USD 30000, an equivalent of KSh 3 million, from a known operative of Magafe named ABDIKADIR.

The transaction was traced to a money transfer outlet in Mombasa, the prosecution said.
They used the money to buy vehicles KCJ 747Z and  KBL 852C, a charge they both deny.
The two business associates, police say, recently started a company whose source of funds is believed to be human trafficking.
Police say in court documents that “it is a risky business where youth are lured to travel to Europe and are smuggled out of Somalia, Kenya and other East African nations to Sudan, then cross to Libya and while on transit to Libya they are waylaid into a trap of pirates called  Magafe who then take the youth  captive and demand ransom from their families.”

 

Human body parts harvesting

“Families of those in captive are then contacted by the Magafe asking for ransom for kin to be released….” police say in the filed documents.

Ali Hussein Ali has a network in Kenya, South Sudan  through which extortion is done,” the court documents read.

The captives who manage to pay the ransom are allowed to cross the Mediterranean  sea “…for those who do not manage to pay are  forced to join the fighting in Libya and others sold into Syria and the Arab world as slaves and ISIS terrorists.

“The worst of it all  is that human body harvesting is done unwillingly to the victims, and the human body parts are sold  in China while victims are left to die,” the police statement reads.

Libyan telephone numbers

The money is transferred after the captive(s) are given Libyan telephone numbers to  communicate with their relatives.

Once in contact and the money is ready it is remitted through and received by one Abdikadir who is a cousin to Ali.
“They have since bought two motor vehicles and pieces of land along the Kenyan coast…” reads the statement.
The suspects denied that  between November 1 2016 and  April 27 2017 at Dahabshil money transfer Mombasa, they jointly acquired and used proceeds  of crime  namely human trafficking  amounting to USD 30000 from a known Magafe operative, Abdikadir and bought the property in question.

 

They have been released on bonds of Sh 100,000 each pending hearing on August 1 2017.