Police in Kitui impound vehicle ferrying 450 kilos of bhang

Police in Kitui have a launched a manhunt for a suspected illicit drug dealer who escaped a sting operation mounted along the Kitui-Kabati road.

Police say the suspect who fled after police flagged down his vehicle at Kaveta area on Thursday is a notorious dealer who has been on police watchlist.

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Kitui Deputy County Police Commander Grace Thuo says police are in possession of 450 kilograms of marijuana which was impounded from the vehicle.

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She said officers on patrol noticed the suspicious vehicle, a Toyota RAV4, and flagged the driver to pull over. The vehicle’s back seats had been removed to create more room for the load of narcotics which was concealed under a black polythene paper and a blanket.

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“But the driver, upon pulling over, alighted from the vehicle and fled on a boda boda before the officers could reach his car,” she said.


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