Police in Nakuru have arrested nine suspects over drug trafficking after a night long swoop on notorious crime hotspots across three slums in Nakuru town.
Addressing the press Nakuru East Deputy County Commissioner Eric Wanyonyi said the suspects aged between 15 and 17 years were found with 100 sachets of cocaine with a street value of Ksh 30,000, a kilogram of Cannabis Sativa worth Ksh 40,000 and two mobile phones.
The suspects will be arraigned Wednesday to answer to charges of trafficking narcotic drugs.
The Commissioner said the suspects will provide useful information to the police in the bid to trace drug barons in Nakuru town that are out to use minors in peddling narcotic drugs.
According to Nakuru East Deputy County Commissioner, investigations established that the suspects are part of the notorious Confirm criminal gang in Nakuru that has been defrauding unsuspecting citizens of their hard earned money using unregistered mobile numbers.
Spate of muggings, robberies and rape have become a concern among residents in Nakuru with more than 10 robberies reported every day.
The administrator commended security officers that conducted the raid terming the move a head start towards bursting organized crime in Nakuru and ensuring safe residences.
He noted that many children out of school had become increasingly vulnerable to criminal groups after closure of schools amid the Corona virus pandemic.
He cautioned parents against abdicating their responsibilities to their children as a way of protecting them from unscrupulous adults out to mislead them.