A Mombasa court Thursday, January 12 declined to release on bail a Nigerian national charged with trafficking Sh1.9M of heroin.
The court ruled the suspect is a flight risk.
The prosecution successfully made an application to have Martin Ike extradited to face charges.
Court heard that Ike and his co-accused exported 647.7 grams of heroin into Kenya from Tanzania.
He was arrested in Nigeria by Interpol.
He was later extradited to Kenya in a new move.
Mombasa Senior Resident Magistrate Vincent Adet ordered that Ike be detained at Shimo la Tewa.
The case will be mentioned on January 17, 2023.
Meanwhile, a Mombasa court deferred sentencing businessman Abdulmajid Timami convicted last week for trafficking Sh3M of heroin, to Monday, January 16.
This is to allow Probation Office to prepare advisory information on Timami to guide the court in sentencing.
Timami was convicted after the prosecution presented eight witnesses and proved that he indeed trafficked 1015.8 grams of heroin.
The court ruled that Timami failed to produce witnesses to substantiate the allegation that the drug was planted in his car, among other claims.
Heroin is the most consumed drug in Mombasa and most of it originates in Tanzania.