Police officers arrested transporting bhang, rice and beans


Bales of bhang seized near Kanyonyoo market on the Garissa– Thika Highway. PHOTO| COURTESY

Three police officers were arrested on Wednesday while transporting bhang and an assortment of other goods in Kitui County.

The three; Japhet Fondo, Bob Otieno and Michael Mwangi were nabbed by a multi-agency security team near Kanyonyoo market on the Garissa– Thika Highway.

The officers were carrying 68 bales of bhang weighing 245 kilograms in a police land cruiser.

Also found in the vehicle was Ksh.239,500 in cash, 300 kilograms of rice in six bags labelled Government of Kenya, two bags of beans weighing 100 kilograms, six bags of sugar weighing 25 kilograms and contraband milk powder.

The police have detained as investigations into the source of the items continue.

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