A consignment of cannabis sativa worth over Ksh11 million has been impounded following an intelligence led operation conducted by DCI sleuths and their general duty counterparts in Kisii County.
The DCI on X said that 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 then signaled 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 the culprit realized that he was being trailed by the DCI, he abandoned the vehicle within Metembe area and escaped on foot.
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 and the vehicle are all currently in police custody pending further investigations.