KNA Police in Murang’a on Friday managed to detain 15 kilos of bhang in a residential house located in Kenol town, Murang’a County.
The officers acted on a tip off from members of the public about a notorious bhang trafficker in the area but were not able to apprehend.
When the police arrived at the house at around 3.30pm, the suspect had already escaped but managed to get the bhang and a weighing machine among other materials.
Murang’a South Sub County Police Commander Mr. Alex Shikondi said several rolls of bhang were also found in the house of the suspect.
“Officers managed to get the bhang stuffed in a sack and some sachets and rolls. Materials for packaging the bhang were also found in the house. It’s regrettable that someone alerted the suspect that police were heading to his house,” stated Shikondi.
The suspect, commonly known as Mamba, the commander said he is on the run but officers will not tire until they apprehend him.
He asked members of the public to support police in the war against drugs saying school going children are at risk of being introduced to bhang smoking.
“There is a need for concerted efforts to fight trafficking and smoking of bhang in this area. Support from members of the public will highly be appreciated,” added the officer.
Shikondi continued “we are also cracking down on the manufacturing of illicit brew in the area and soon we will eliminate the killer brews in the sub county.”
Since the beginning of this year, police have twice nabbed bhang which was being transported to Nairobi from Ethiopia.
In the recent past, Maragua area has recorded many cases of bhang trafficking with local leaders accusing security officers of doing less in the fight against the menace.