British aristocrat's son bailed in Kenya over $5.8m drugs bust
Friday August 12 2016
British national Jack Alexander Wolf Marrian (right), flanked by a Kenyan police officer, appears in court in Nairobi on August 8, 2016, where he faces charges of trafficking 100 kilos of cocaine from Brazil to the port of Mombasa. PHOTO | AFP
Jack Marrian, 31, is facing a potential life sentence after police in the eastern port city of Mombasa seized a 100-kilo (220 pound) stash of cocaine in a sugar consignment ordered by British firm ED&F Man on July 29.
Marrian was charged with drug trafficking on August 4 after an Interpol tipoff about the consignment and interrogation by a special team of US anti-narcotics agents and their Kenyan counterparts.
His case has caused a sensation in his native Britain, where the aristocratic background of his mother Lady Emma Clare Campbell of Cawdor and his attendance at top private schools, including the alma mater of Prince William's wife Catherine, have caught the eye of the press.