Police in Kilifi have recovered 316kg of bhang with an estimated street value of Ksh 9,480,000 from a Toyota Land cruiser.
The car with registration number KDC 300L was involved in an accident as it was speeding with the occupants fleeing the scene of crime immediately.
“Police in Kilifi have seized 316kg of bhang estimated at a street value of Sh9,480,000 after the Toyota Land cruiser used as transport means landed into a ditch in a self-involved accident.
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The bhang was stashed in seven gunny bags ferried along Kaloleni – Mavueni route in the black Prado TX, which at the time bore registration nos. KDC 300L.
The vehicle whose right rear tyre was punctured is believed to have been on top speed when it veered of the road, plunging into the ditch and forcing the occupants to flee from the scene.” said DCI
A search into the vehicle led to the discovery of several number plates at a time when the government has declared war in drugs in the country.
“Upon search, registration plates KBQ 580K, KBZ 528N, KDA 639A & KDC 947C (the latter akin to parastatal vehicles) were found.
The seizure comes at a time when police countrywide have heightened the fight against drug abuse, trafficking in narcotics and sale & consumption of illicit brews.” said DCI