One suspect has been detained by police in Kuria West, and 178 kilograms of marijuana with a street value of Ksh.2.355 million has been recovered.
The bhang was found in two different homesteads during a police operation that was carried out as a result of a tip, according to Mr. Cleti Kimaiyo, the commander of the Kuria West Sub County Police.
Mr. Kimaiyo reported that yesterday evening, police officers carried out a crackdown in Bimaiti village in the Ngochoni sublocation and were successful in recovering bhang with a street value of Ksh. 855, 000.
He claimed that the primary suspect, Thomas Nsoto, 34, was apprehended by police and is currently being held in police custody while awaiting his arraignment in court tomorrow.
According to the sub county police commander, officers conducted a similar operation in Nyangiti village, where they were successful in seizing five sacks of marijuana totaling 150 kilograms and valued at Ksh. 1.5 million at Gibebe Jackson’s residence.
The residents of the house at the time the police showed up, according to Mr. Kimaiyo, were able to flee when they saw the officers approaching from a distance.
He claimed that while they were looking for additional suspects, the police had carried the marijuana to the Isebania police station and held it there as evidence.
The sub-county police chief warned anyone engaged in the unlawful trade that the crackdown is still ongoing. He has praised the public for helping the police by providing them with a tip.
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