Suspects Offer Ksh700K to DCI After Raid [VIDEO]

  • Suspected cannabis sativa recovered by detectives from Mwireri area, Juja Farm
    Suspected cannabis sativa recovered by detectives from Mwireri area, Juja Farm
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  • Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Friday, September 25, recovered cannabis sativa worth of millions of shillings at Mwireri area, Juja Farm.

    Following a statement by the investigative body, the drugs are said to have been recovered from the home on one Martin Mungai.

    In the same compound, detectives stated that they had discovered a plantation of the same drug and apprehended three suspects for the same.

    The three, however, tried to bribe the officer with Ksh 689,000.

    "This led to the arrest of Henry Shakira, Musa Abdi, Abdi Matayo and Brian Mwanzia who attempted to bribe a senior officer who was at the scene with an offer of Ksh 689,000," reads a statement by DCI.

    The money and the drugs have been retained as exhibit pending arraignment of the suspects.

    At the same time, detectives in Mombasa in collaboration with the Transnational Organized Crime Unit (TOCU) arrested a 34-year-old man along the Utange-Shanzu Road.

    Mohammed Bakari, who is suspected to have been in possession of cocaine, was pounced on by sleuths while driving. The drugs had been concealed in a woven shopping bag wrapped with a clear nylon paper.

    The exhibits were secured and samples sent to government chemist for further analysis where preliminary tests were positive for cocaine.

    The suspect is set to be arraigned on Monday.

    A 2019-2020 report by the National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) highlighted that its plan was to curb the vice of drug abuse in Kenya.

    "To reduce the onset and prevalence of alcohol and drug abuse by 2% by 2022," reads the agency's overall goal.

     Suspected cannabis sativa plantation discovered by detectives from Mwireri area, Juja Farm
    Suspected cannabis sativa plantation discovered by detectives from Mwireri area, Juja Farm
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