Police have seized yet-to-be-valued bhang bound for Mombasa in a dramatic night chase with suspects.
In a statement, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) say that the bhang was seized around the Kanga area after the suspects in a Toyota Premio car defied police orders to stop triggering a chase.
The suspects' car veered off the road after a short distance, hit a tree and landed in a ditch. According to the police, the two occupants immediately disembarked from the car and fled into nearby thickets inside the Tsavo National Park.
"Police have recovered a consignment of drugs believed to be cannabis sativa, that was destined for the coastal city of Mombasa. The recovery made last night followed a chase pitting police officers against two occupants of a silver Toyota Premio registration number KAV 214D, that was ferrying the drugs. This is after the vehicle that was moving at a high speed was flagged down by police manning a roadblock at Kanga area, but its driver defied orders to stop prompting the chase," the statement read in part.
"However, the chase did not last for long as the vehicle veered off the road, hit a tree and landed in a ditch a few kilometres away. The two occupants immediately disembarked from the car and fled into nearby thickets inside the Tsavo National Park."
The car has since been towed to Mtito Andei police station as a manhunt for the two suspects continues.