Police injured in shoot-out with drug peddlers in Isiolo

Written By: Marie Yambo

The vehicle was loaded with 56 bales of Cannabis Sativa

A police officer was injured following a shoot-out with drug peddlers in Lokole area Isiolo County.

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On their twitter page, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)  say the multi-agency security force comprising of Directorate of Criminal Investigation detectives and police officers were acting on a tip off following intelligence information that a cache of drugs was to be transported to an unknown destination via Merti Sub-County.

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The detectives and officers were dispatched to track down the drug dealers on reaching Lokole area, they were attacked by an armed gang where one officer was injured on his right upper arm.

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After reinforcement, the team searched the area further where a motor vehicle registration number KBB 333W loaded with 56 bales of Cannabis Sativa were recovered with one suspect being arrested.

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