Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives on Sunday morning nabbed 89 bales of cannabis sativa on Garissa Road in Thika when a Nairobi-bound lorry christened Rhino Cement was intercepted.
Two suspects of trafficking in narcotics; Hassan Adaalim, 25 and Shedrack Maangi, 35, were also arrested in the operation.
The sleuths were acting on an intelligence report, of a notorious criminal syndicate that guises as serious builders of the nation, while trading in the illegal drug from Wajir using branded vehicles.
"Upon interception, search and confiscation of the stowed stockpile, the two occupants and the KBS 601 M Mercedes Benz were escorted to DCI Headquarters, where the Anti-Nacortics detectives took over the case for further investigations," DCI said in a statement.
The lorry has since been detained and the rest of the exhibits processed by Crime Scene Investigators, as the two suspects await arraignment today Monday.