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Police uproot bhang in Meru

21 May 2013, 14:57

Meru - Police in Buuri constituency, Meru County yesterday uprooted and destroyed bhang worth million of shillings at a farm in Muruguma in Kiirua and arrested one suspect.

Area police chief John Ngare said police officers raided the drug plantation and uprooted the bhang planted in a maize and miraa farm after being getting information from members of public.    

Ngare said they also recovered several rolls of bhang worth thousands of shillings ready for market and dried seeds of bhang packed in bags.   

“We received the report from members of the public and when we arrived at the farm the suspect tried to escape, but we managed to net him,” added Ngare.   

He said the suspect Stephen Kirimi 52, was arrested and is in police custody awaiting to be charged in court with unlawful cultivation of narcotic drugs.   

He noted that the action was a great breakthrough in the fight against drugs in the region.       

Elsewhere, several families were left in the cold after a raging fire razed down their houses and at Kiirua market.   

Properties worth thousands of shillings were also destroyed during the 2pm incident.   

Area chief Samuel Kimonye said 13 wooden houses and several shops were burnt down by the fire that was blamed on arson by the residents.   
However police in the area have launched investigation to establish the cause of the fire.  

The victims have received donations from the Red Cross Society and the area MP Kinoti Gatobu who also sent cash donation to the affected families. 

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