Marsabit: Two police officers arrested for trafficking bhang

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 20 Nov, 2021 16:45 | 2 mins read
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Two police officers were on Friday evening nabbed by Moyale Star Bus staff after they were found in possession of bhang.

In a police report filed at Moyale Police Station and seen by K24 Digital, the duo identified as Police Constable Victor Mwambingu Mwombo and his colleague Rashid Mwai Juba attached to Garissa Police station were trying to transport the drugs to Nairobi.

However, Jamal Abdi and Abdi Mohamed realised that the duo were in possession of the drug which was wrapped inside two yellow polythene tapes.

The Staff of the bus company did not know that the duo were police officers.

“Two staff members of Moyale Star Bus Company namely Jamal Abdi and Abdi Mohamed in company of others arrested two persons who were found in possession of what was suspected to be Cannabis wrapped in two yellow polythene tapes placed in two separate bags,” the report read in part.

The staff of the bus company were worried and asked why the duo did not want to explain what they were carrying inside the two bags.

This raised concern because the officers were sending the luggage to Nairobi yet they were not travelling.

A staff who spoke in confidence to K24 Digital said that they had feared that the duo was carrying a bomb or a Improvised Explosive Device (IED).

“We are very cautious especially during this time when militants have been carrying attacks in the neighboring country. We check every luggage and passenger before they are allowed to travel,” the staff said.

The police report further stated that the duo were carrying cannabis valued at a street value of Ksh70,000.

Currently, it has been kept as exhibit by officers at Moyale Police Station.

In the past, police officers have raised concerns saying that most of the bhang being transported to Nairobi entered Kenya though the North Eastern region before it is then ferried to Nairobi mainly by road.