Police net bhang worth Ksh1.2M in Makueni

By , K24 Digital
On Sat, 16 Apr, 2022 12:27 | < 1 min read
Bhang seized by police officers in Makueni along Nairobi-Mombasa highway. PHOTO/Patrick Mutisya

Makueni police have impounded a consignment of bhang with an estimated street value of KSh1.2 million barely a week after another worth Ksh1 million was recovered along Nairobi- Mombasa Highway.

Confirming the incident, Makueni police commander Joseph ole Napeiyan said the shipment was caught on Friday while being ferried to Mombasa in two motor vehicles.

According to the police boss, the traffic officers while manning a mobile road check along the Nairobi-Mombasa highway spotted two motor vehicles that were being driven dangerously and efforts to stop them were futile.

“The two vehicles failed to stop prompting a police chase but on reaching Kaanga area, the Probox got involved in a road accident with a truck while trying to overtake dangerously from the right and hit the truck's rear tyre,” he said.

Napeiyan said the occupants then fled into Tsavo East National Park immediately after the accident.

Officers from Mutito Andei took over the chase to capture the other vehicle which they found abandoned 2kms inside Tsavo park and the suspects were later arrested.

The officers recovered a total of 4,600 bhang sticks staffed in sacks with a street value of Ksh460,000 in one car and another 940 sticks making it a total of 10 sacks of sticks each weighing 24kgs with a street value of Ksh.814,000.

"In total, the two vehicles were ferrying Cannabis Sativa worth Ksh1, 274,000,” he explained.

This comes barely a week after police from the same county recovered another consignment of bhang worth one million shillings packed in nylon sacks being ferried along Makindu-Wote road, off-Syengoni murram road in Makindu Sub-county.

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