Police arrest drug kingpin
13 January 2015, 12:20
Kinangop - Administration police officers in Kinangop have arrested a drug peddler said to be the main supplier of drugs in the agriculture rich area.
Incidentally, the suspect who was arrested two months ago with over 300 stones of bhang, had been out on bond.
The middle-aged man was arrested in Thinde village in Engineer location on Monday following a tip-off from members of the public.
Drama unfolded as the suspect locked himself in the house and refused to open, forcing the officers to break in.
A witness, Jacinta Wangui, said that the officer stumbled on hundreds of rolls bhang that were hidden under the suspect's bed.
“For years, the suspect has been packaging the drugs and selling them to our youth and secondary school students before police caught up with him,” she said.
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A senior police officer said that the suspect would be arraigned in court charged with various offences.
Meanwhile, police in Naivasha are holding a lorry driver in connection with the robbery of hard wood that was on transit from Congo to the Port of Mombasa.
The driver was nabbed in Mombasa where he was hiding as the officers heightened the search for the missing trailer that was carrying the cargo.
This came as details emerged that victims of the highway robbery were colluding with thugs to steal some cargo while on transit.
According to an impeccable source, the driver was arrested over the weekend from his hideout in the Coast town.
The police source said that the driver was gave contradicting statements soon after the robbery two weeks ago.
“Police have managed to track some of the phone calls made before the robbery after they suspected the driver to have colluded with the gang in the robbery,” said the source.
The source added that they were investigating the owner of the lorry to determine if he was also involved in the robbery that occurred along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway.
“We have come to realize that some of these drivers are working with the thugs and stage-managing the robberies,” said a senior police officer who declined to be named.
In December, at least three drivers including one ferrying alcohol worth KES 3 million reported that they had been attacked and robbed along the Naivasha-Mai Mahiu road.
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