The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has announced the recovery of a bhang shipment worth Ksh11 million in Kisii county.
The DCI stated in a statement that the illegal commodities being transported aboard a Toyota Prado were confiscated when investigators acting on intelligence apprehended the vehicle as it was heading to Kilgoris town.
During the operation, detectives on patrol spotted the vehicle and promptly signaled the driver to halt, but he disregarded orders and drove away, causing the cops to pursue him.
When the suspect realized the investigators were following him, he did a U-turn towards Kanyenye before ditching his vehicle in the Matembe area.
“During the afternoon recovery, the officers who were on an active patrol had sighted a white Toyota Prado that was loaded with a suspicious consignment heading towards Kilgoris town.
“The officers signalled the driver of the vehicle to stop but he defied the orders and sped off at breakneck speed and upon reaching Magena area, he made a quick U-turn back towards Kanyenye. When realized that he was being trailed by our men, he abandoned the vehicle within Metembe area and escaped on foot, (SIC)” ,” the statement reads in parts.
Detectives who arrived at the scene recovered six sacks and fifteen bales of leaves suspected to be Cannabis Sativa.
The goods were seized and moved to the police station pending further investigations.
“The vehicle was towed to Kenyeye Police Station and a detailed search was conducted. Six sacks and fifteen bales of leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa all weighing 379Kgs were recovered. The illegal consignment together with the vehicle were all placed in police custody pending further investigations,” DCI added.