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Crackdown on Drug Lords at the Coast Intensify as Police Arrest Ali Punjani’s Wife, Two Foreigners in Nyali Home Raid

Detectives raid the home of drug trafficking suspect Ali Punjani in Nyali, Mombasa County

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Ali Punjani on his hospital bed in India where he is undergoing treatment.

By Geoffrey Isaya

The wife of Mombasa tycoon Ali Punjani, who is being sought by police over drug trafficking, has been arrested at their home in Nyali.

Ms Karki Sushmi Ja, a 24-year-old Nepalese, was arrested alongside two men of Nepalese and Indian origin.

Mombasa police commander Johnston Ipara who confirmed the arrest said the three were detained following the raid at the house on the second day.

The officers, who were in plain clothes inspected the backyard which is facing the Indian Ocean as sniffer dogs went round three high-end vehicles which had been parked in front of the house is located in 1st Avenue.

The house that sits on three acres has a showroom-like parking lot, a swimming pool and a massive garden that lies directly opposite the beach.

Their arrest comes just a day after urged Ali Punjani to surrender.

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Detectives raid the home of drug trafficking suspect Ali Punjani in Nyali, Mombasa County, on August 13, 2019. Mr Punjani’s wife has been arrested.

On Monday, Ipara led a contingent of heavily armed police officers to Punjani’s house, where a search for drugs was conducted but he was away.The crackdown was accelerated a day after Interior Cabinet Secretary Fred Matiangi issued a tough warning in Mombasa, saying there was a strong link between recent attacks in Kisauni and drug trafficking.

“We are giving him some hours to surrender to the nearest police station,” Ipara told journalists, “The raid at Punjani’s house follows a tip-off from the public that is why we are here to ascertain reports that he deals in drugs.”

Punjani is a close associate of the Akasha family—whose two brothers are facing trial in the US.
The Akasha brothers: Baktash and Ibrahim, are awaiting sentencing in New York after they were convicted of drug trafficking in East Africa and the United States.

Punjani is said to be out of the country for medical attention in India.

“We want him to help us with our investigation. His friends and colleagues should also come out and report to the police,” added Ipara.

He said they will break into every corner of Punjani’s house to ensure that there are no drugs.

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This comes as it emerged that businessman Ali Punjani who is being sought over drug trafficking is admitted to a hospital in India over a heart-related condition.

His family released his travel itinerary and photographs of the tycoon on a hospital bed.

He was then referred to the Asian Heart Institute in India. A letter from a local hospital dated July 31 indicates he was admitted at the facility on July 29 following what was described as an acute coronary syndrome.

 

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How To be a Private Investigator in Lawrenceville, GA

The PI can even monitor the activities of the individual and inappropriate relationships, if any

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Most of the time, delinquency involves property crimes, which prompts users to hire a private investigator in Lawrenceville, GA. Pixabay

Do you want to live in an area where people know almost everyone? The neighborhood in Lawrenceville, Georgia, might be for you. It is a small city in Gwinnett County and takes pride in producing close-knit communities from its diverse population of more than 30,120 people.

Residents will never run out of events to do in Lawrenceville. It does have a lively nightlife, a handful of shopping centers, plentiful restaurants, which are all accessible by public transportation. While it certainly is a fun city, there are times when residents need the services of a private investigator in Lawrenceville, GA.

Who are Private Investigators?

When it comes to safety, Lawrenceville ranks as the 12th best city to live in the state. Its crime rate is 34% lower than the average crime rate in Georgia. Most of the time, delinquency involves property crimes, which prompts users to hire a private investigator in Lawrenceville, GA.

So, what does a private investigator (PI) do? No, they are more than the tobacco smoking, trench coat bearers, and fedora hat fans get shown on the television. 

PIs are people who receive payment in exchange for providing their clients with facts, or in some cases, evidence. The reason why they are called “private” is that civilians usually hire them and not for the government.

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While it certainly is a fun city, there are times when residents need the services of a private investigator in Lawrenceville, GA. Pixabay

What Can They Do?

Conduct Investigation on a Person

It is their primary job to gather and reveal facts about a person. The PI can even monitor the activities of the individual and inappropriate relationships, if any.

Go through a Person’s Trash

What goes in a person’s bin reveals a lot about him and his activities. Sometimes, crimes get uncovered with the help of discarded receipts, banking statements, or phone records. Although, keep in mind that they cannot do it on private properties.

Conduct Interviews

To know more about a person, PIs can interview their kin, family, or even colleagues. It would give them a good glimpse of the individual’s characters, whereabouts, and their day to day activities.

What Cannot They Do?

Operate without a License

Being a PI is a risky task. It involves guts and an active principle to succeed. Thus, the state of Georgia requires anyone who wants to take on the job to undergo rigorous training even before they can obtain a license.

Impersonate Law Enforcement

There is a fragile line between the job portrayals of a police detective and a private investigator. And a PI must be very careful not to go overboard. There are some cases that they would need to work closely with law enforcers, but it comes with a lot of meetings beforehand.

Break the Law

While it is their job to go through the trash to obtain evidence and interview people, PIs should be very careful not to step on the line. They cannot harass anyone to speak up, trespass, bribe, or even hack any person’s record.

To keep their job, they must be vigilant not to break the law.

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Thus, Lawrenceville in the state of Georgia requires anyone who wants to take on the job to undergo rigorous training even before they can obtain a license. Pixabay

How to Qualify?

Anyone who wishes to be a private investigator in Lawrenceville, GA, must obtain a license. But it is not easy to get one. There are a lot more qualifications that a private investigator must possess, but here are the most basic ones.

  • Good moral character and excellent competency
  • 18 years old and above
  • An American citizenship
  • Has never been convicted of a crime
  • Has never committed an act of dishonesty

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Hiring the services of a private investigator does not come cheap. It can cost anywhere from $65 to $200 per hour. However, think of the peace of mind and convenience that they can bring with their services. It certainly is worth every penny.