In Summary

  • Bhang Worth 10 million Shillings seized in Moyale.
  • Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says the arrest followed a tip-off from members of the public.

Police in Moyale nabbed 500 kg of bhang and arrested a suspect in connection to the crime. They found a trailer loaded with 99 bales of bhang estimated at Kshs 10 million.

In a statement  on Friday, August 4, 2023, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) says the arrest followed a tip-off from the public which led the officer to nabbed the trailer.

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The operation

“The operation was launched after police received intelligence information that a lorry had been spotted at a thicket at Kate in Moyale while loaded with a suspicious consignment. Swinging into action, the law enforcers rushed to the location where a trailer loaded with 99 bales of the illicit drug estimated at a street value of Ksh10 million was intercepted and the cargo seized,” the DCI said in a statement.

The driver of the trailer Charles Bosire, was arrested amidst a fierce battle between the police and two suspected accomplices who emerged riding on a motorcycle while firing at the police officers.

“In self defense, the officers retaliated forcing the assailants to flee. In the melee, the suspect sustained a gunshot wound in his abdomen and was rushed to Moyale Hospital for treatment,” the statement added.

The driver will remain in police custody while he receives treatment awaiting arraignment in court.

Area residents thankful

We want to thank our police officers for a job well done we’ been having cases of this being use as one of the major transit for bhang and this is not the first time. In 2020 they also seized several  bags amounting to millions so what I can say is that the peddlers  have identified this route as a major transit for these illegal drugs and business. The officers’ work must be commended they have protected future generation.’’ Ali Hussein said.

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