- Officers flagged down a van branded Rafiki Funeral Services- Othaya
- 58Kgs of Marijuana recovered in Wajir being transported on a motorcycle
A consignment of 12 sacks of marijuana was intercepted by police over the weekend , as it was being transported to the port city of Kisumu in a hearse.
In a statement shared by the Investigative department (DCI) the incident stunned police officers manning a roadblock at Suo in Busia County,
the product had been neatly arranged in the vehicle that is ordinarily used in the conveyance of the dead to the grave.
The officers flagged down the white nissan van branded Rafiki Funeral Services-Othaya, for routine check up at around 7pm.
The heavily tinted vehicle playing sombre tunes associated with escorting the departed, pulled over
But as the driver lowered his window, a police officer detected a strange smell.
”His fears were confirmed moments later when after conducting a search inside the vehicle together with his colleagues, they discovered 12 sacks of cannabis sativa arranged on the seats and floor of the van” Police said .
The driver of the hearse Hussein Otita, was arrested and the motor vehicle registration number KCV 402Y impounded.
Marijuana recovered in Wajir.
In a related incident, officers based at Korondile police station in Wajir, recovered 58kilograms of marijuana being transported to Wajir town on a motorcycle
In the incident, two suspects Osman Boru, 25 and Halkno Guchu, 24 were arrested and detained at Korondile police station pending arraignment. Detectives from the Anti Narcotics Unit, have since taken over investigations into the two cases.
Meanwhile the infamous ”Mathe Wa Ngara” has filed a petition at the Milimani Law Courts, seeking to stop her arrest and prosecution over drug trafficking allegations.
Kigunzu, who authorities say is a notorious drug dealer in Nairobi, has denied any involvement in the illegal trade and accused the police of fabricating evidence against her