Kenyan-based TikTok star, De Tank popularly known as ‘Frank Murugi’ exposed as a fugitive Belgian drug lord.
The 42-year-old Belgian TikTok star and bodybuilder, Frank De Tank, has been living in a rented a house in Nairobi’s leafy suburbs of Milimani, Kenya to live with his 22-year-old girlfriend before he recently got arrested for alleged drug trafficking,
De Tank, popular by his TikTok handle, Frank Murugi, was apprehended and repatriated to Belgium to answer charges in what may be one of Belgium’s biggest trials. De Tank was accused of unlawfully raising Ksh452 million( EUR3.5 million
With over 1 million followers on Tiktok, the Belgian was further accused of being the main suspect in a drug trafficking case in which several individuals were accused of illegally importing nearly 2 tons of cocaine into Belgium through the Port of Antwerp between 2015 and 2016.
In 2017, De Tank was nabbed by Belgian cops after his source of funds and lavish lifestyle he flaunts on social media was questioned.
Frank who had previously worked as a dock worker at the Belgian port, was then arrested and questioned. Later, he agreed to work with the police to assist in the arrest of the trafficking syndicate. It is reported that the father-of-two was released on bail and flew to Kenya in 2017 where he rented a house in Nairobi’s leafy suburbs of Milimani to live with his girlfriend. He then capitalized on his rising popularity among Kenyans and opened the TikTok channel.
Further investigations led to his re-arrest. His trial began on February 11, 2022. Following formality, he could bag a 12-year-sentence or less.