Migori: Suspect arrested in possession of bhang worth Ksh420k

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 1 Dec, 2022 15:28 | 2 mins read
Man in handcuffs. PHOTO/Courtesy

Police in Isibania, Migori county on Thursday, December 1, 2022, arrested one suspect in connection to a haul of bhang in Migori.

In a statement by the National Police Service (NPS), the suspect, who was found with sacks of bhang fastened on his motorbike was arrested along Motemorabu-mabera.

The arrest of the suspect followed a tip-off from members of the public. At the time of his arrest, police recovered two sacks of bhang valued at Ksh420,000.

"Acting on a tip-off from a member of the public, police officers at Isibania Police Station recovered two sacks of bhang and arrested one suspect in connection to the haul," NPS said in a statement.

"The suspect was arrested along Motemorabu-Mabera road with sacks of narcotics drugs with an estimated street value of Ksh. 420,000 that were fastened on a motorbike he was riding,"

Similar incident

Elsewhere in Juja, Kiambu County, police nabbed bhang worth Ksh300,000 from a residential house in Nyacaba viillage.

Juja Sub County Police Commander Phyllis Muthoni said, acting from a tip-off from members of the public, police officers raided the house in the area where they found the bhang stashed in four bags and also recovered several Rizla rolling papers.

A 48-year-old man who is the owner of the house and who is suspected to be a drug dealer was arrested during the raid.

Muthoni said they suspect the bhang was meant to be sold to students in institutions of higher learning in the neighbourhood.

“We shall interrogate the suspect further to establish other members of the cartel who have been involved in the bhang trade. Anyone found to be involved will be dealt with according to the law,” she said.

Bhang trade

Juja Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Charles Mureithi said the bhang trade has remained a major headache for the security officers in the area, noting that they have intensified patrols and crackdowns to smoke out the criminals and dismantle the syndicate.

He called on members of the public to continue working closely with the security personnel so as to weed out the menace.

“Bhang traffickers should watch out as we are coming for you. We won’t allow you to destroy our youth. We also ask the Judiciary to give these criminals harsh sentences to deter others from engaging in such illegal businesses,” said the DCC.

Juja sub-county remains a hotspot for the bhang trade as two years ago marijuana worth over Ksh23 million was nabbed in a residential house in Mwireri area, Juja farm.

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