Makongeni police nab bhang worth Ksh 12M, arrest two.

Two suspects held at Makongeni Police Station after they were nabbed with over 300kg of bhang worth about Ksh. 12m.

Police in Thika West Sub-County on Sunday morning intercepted a private car transporting bhang with an estimated street value of over Ksh. 12 Million and arrested two suspects along the Thika-Garissa Highway.

The two, who were in a Toyota Noah vehicle, were believed to be on their way to the home of a well-known notorious bhang peddler in the area when they were apprehended.

The sacks of Bhang were stashed in the boot of the car that is currently being held at Makongeni Police Station.

According to Kiambu County Police Commander Adiel Nyange, when the two were spotted by Makongeni police officers who were acting on a tip off from the members of public, they attempted to speed off towards Kisii Estate but were cornered and arrested.

Nyange told reporters that upon searching the vehicle, the police found documents that indicated that the suspects had a similar case in a Naivasha court, a crime that had been committed using the same vehicle.

He confirmed that the drug had originated from Migori County and was destined for Makongeni in Thika where the business owner is being trailed.

“We have got crucial leads which might lead to possible arrests and prosecution of the intended recipient of this bhang. We are also working with our counterparts in Migori to ensure that we also apprehend the person at the other end of this consignment,” said Nyange.

(Related story: Police nab bhang worth sh. 300,000 in Biafra Estate.)

The Commander warned all those trafficking drugs and selling illicit brew that their days are numbered.

Area MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina congratulated the police for the good work and promised to accord them all the support they needed in the fight against illicit brews, illegal drugs and gambling which he noted that had contributed to the increase in crime in the area.

Thika MP Eng. Patrick Wainaina accompanies Kiambu County Police Commander Adiel Nyange to inspect the bhang consignment that was nabbed in Thika at around 4:30am on Sunday.
He appealed to all arms of government to work hand in hand so as to eliminate this vice.

“I particularly call upon the Judiciary to stop being lenient on these people. We also have a problem with the government chemist because when sample are taken there, they end up taking months before the results are out. We need to expedite such processes so as these criminals can be accorded the punishment they deserve,” said the Thika legislator.

Wainaina also challenged his colleagues in the National Assembly to come out with laws that classified crimes to avoid blanket classifications where any crime qualified for bonds.

“As Parliament, we have a big job to do. We need to classify these crimes such that people who commit serious crimes are not entitled to cash bails or bonds as this is jeopardising the fight against capital crimes,” he said.

This arrest comes just a day after police in Juja nabbed bhang valued at Ksh. 600,000 near Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) just behind the Co-operative Bank.

Police also found heroin in bulks from the suspects plus other household items and electronics believed to have been stolen from members of the public.

Police are investigating leads which indicate that one of the main suspect has connections with a lecturer at the university.
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