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Two arrested and 67 bales of bhang seized in Kirinyaga

Two suspects have been arrested and 67 bales of bhang have been seized by detectives at Kimbimbi area of Mwea in Kirinyaga County.

“DCI’s Operations Support detectives have seized 67 bales of bhang and arrested two traffickers at Kimbimbi area of Mwea in Kirinyaga County, after a painstaking intelligence-led pursuit of two vehicles from Moyale.” said DCI

Upon getting wind of their usual means of transporting the drugs, the suspects deployed saloon cars where one was flagged off with 30 bales of the drug and the second one was flagged off with 27 bales of the same drug.

“Getting wind that a syndicate notorious for trafficking the hard drug from Moyale was changing tactics from transporting the ‘cargo’ in false lorry compartments to using less suspicious saloon cars, surveillance teams of OSU hawkshaws were deployed along routes used by the felons to evade roadblocks.

At 2pm today, the first vehicle, a Nissan Primera (Infiniti G20) Reg. No. KAM 219Q was intercepted at Kimbimbi, where upon search 30 bales of the prohibited herb stashed in gunny bags were found.

The driver of the car, Robert Ndwiga Njiru who hails from Runyenjes in Embu County was arrested in the operation. Minutes later, a Toyota NZE Reg. No. KBD 728U fully packed with another 37 bales revved fast towards Makutano junction, but not fast enough to shake off the hotly pursuing sleuths.

After a barren escape attempt, Francis Muriithi (driver) was also nabbed and cuffed, before the seizure and the suspects were escorted to Nairobi for further processing.” said DCI

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