Police nab 89 rolls of bhang in Emuhaya
27 August 2014, 19:03
Vihiga - A 35 years-old man is being held in Emuhaya police station after he was nabbed with 89 rolls of bhang at Emurembe sub-location yesterday night.
Confirming the incident, Emuhaya sub-county AP commander Pius Sambu said the police arrested the suspected following a tip off from members of the public who complained that the suspect was selling drugs to school going children.
“We received information that the suspects has arrived with sacks suspected to be ferrying bhang. We laid an ambush together with the area chief and his assistant and arrested him with the rolls,” said Sambu.
The suspect Samuel Mbinji is said to be a notorious bhang peddler in the area.
Police says the bhang with a street value of sh120, 000 is believed to have been transported from Uganda en route to Nairobi.
“This is a transit route of bhang coming from Uganda through Kisumu to Nairobi, as officers we are not going to tire until we eradicate this problem,” said Sambu
“We raided the house in the middle of the night and managed to arrest him with the drugs. Two people we believe are his accomplice managed to escape but we have launched a man hunt and we will soon arrest them. The suspect is giving us vital information.”
Sambu regretted that the peddlers are also targeting school going children who are now on holiday and asked parents to be prudent and ensure their children are not hooked into the drug.
“With many adolescent school going children on holiday, they are the easy target for peddlers because they are vulnerable and curious to try new things. We urge parents to be on the lookout and if they notice any unusual behaviours among their children, they should report immediately,” he explained.
The AP commandant thanked the members of the public and urged them to embrace Nyumba Kumi intiative saying that’s the only way to promote security in the country.
“Consumption of prohibited substances has impacted negatively on the economic development of this region and most of the users turn to crime to satisfy their drug demands. Let’s the public and police work together to curb substance abuse in this area,” he said.
The suspect will be arraigned in court today.
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