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Sunday, 18 October 2020

Police seize bhang worth Sh65,000 in Kwale

 

Police have seized 191 rolls of bhang worth Sh65, 000 in Kwale county.

The bhang was seized at Mteza along the Lutsangani-Mbuguni road in Matuga.

County police commander Joseph Nthenge said the marijuana was being transported to an unknown location on a motorbike.

Miraa and Mugokaa worth over sh100, 000 destroyed by police in Matuga on April, 2020.
ACTIONN: Miraa and Mugokaa worth over sh100, 000 destroyed by police in Matuga on April, 2020.
Image: SHABAN OMAR

The officers had launched an operation against drugs trafficking before they intercepted the bhang.

“The person carrying it panicked when he came across police officers and managed to escape in a nearby thicket,” he said.

Both bhang and the bike were taken to Kwale police station. Police have launched a manhunt for the escapee.

Bhang loaded on a motorbike after it was seized by police at Mteza in Matuga on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
SEIZED: Bhang loaded on a motorbike after it was seized by police at Mteza in Matuga on Saturday, October 17, 2020.
Image: SHABAN OMAR

The incident comes some months after police burnt 15 sacks of Miraa worth Sh100, 000.

The drug was recovered in Lunga-Lunga and damaged for violating the ban against the selling of Miraa due to Covid-19 restrictions.

The county police boss asked the locals to stem up the fight against drug trafficking.

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