Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Six arrested as police raid drug dens in Mathare

Six people have been arrested as others evaded the operation that targeted drug dens along Mathare river in Nairobi County.

The area which has become a nuisance to residents saw the police recover one kg of heroine, five kgs of bhang among other drugs.

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“The areas had become a hub of drug peddling, drug abuse and illegal gambling activities. Today’s raid was aimed at dismantling these dens which had become a nuisance in the neighborhoods. At the end of the operation, six suspects were apprehended as others managed to evade arrest.

The extent of the notoriety in the dens was evident as drugs, which included; one kg of heroine, five kilogrames of cannabis sativa and illicit brew were recovered. The dens also harboured several needles, alcohol pads, dagger and NSP Kits. Notably, a gambling machine was also recovered.

The six suspects are currently in custody and are expected to appear in court today. We commend Mr. Sirengo and his team as they strive to rid off criminal activities in Starehe Sub-County.” Said National Police Service

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Berryl Achieng
Berryl Achieng
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