Water Bowser Caught Transporting Ksh 7M Illicit Drugs

  • The water lorry and bhang that was retrieved from it in Marsabit
    The water lorry and bhang that was retrieved from it in Marsabit
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  • A water bowser was impounded along Arapal-Olturoto road in Marsabit transporting 700 kilos of bhang, whose street value is said to be Ksh7 million.

    Police officers intercepted the lorry following a tip-off from Anti-Stock Theft Unit (ASTU) Inspector of Police, Godfrey Gachoya.

    Ten police officers are said to have impounded the lorry in Loiyangalani. The driver is said to have abandoned the vehicle 10 kilometres from Marsabit police station after sensing that he was on the police radar.

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    A police officer analyses the net worth of bhang seized in Nairobi in 2020
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    Police believed that the suspect melted into the nearby bushes before police arrived. The search for the driver and the owner of the lorry is on.

    Recently, a team of Anti-Narcotics detectives and AP officers attached to Kedong field training camp and the Naivasha OCPD raided a multi-billion ranch and destroyed bhang valued at Ksh 27 million.

    The officers arrested 15 suspects at the ranch, following a tip-off from a citizen. 

    The citizen, whose identity remains undisclosed, tipped off the police through the Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) toll-free number.

    According to the DCI, the bhang was being grown in a one-acre piece of land within the Kedong ranch.

    Police burn down part of the bhang seized in Kedong ranch, Naivasha
    Police burn down part of the bhang seized in Kedong ranch, Naivasha
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