Police intercept fuel tanker stashed with Sh8m Ethiopian bhang heading to Nairobi

Police in Kasarani on Thursday night intercepted a fuel tanker that was ferrying bhang worth Sh8 million beleived to have originated in Ethiopia.

Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) nabbed the bhang on Thika road as it was being transported inside a fuel tanker of registration number KBJ 502E.

Kasarani OCPD Peter Kimani told Nairobi News that the tanker’s registration number is fake.

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“They hide the bhang inside a compartment in the tanker and this has been taking place for long now,” he said.

It has also emerged that the occupants of the vehicle changed the registration number from point to point in order to avoid detection.

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The suspects found in the vehicle. PHOTO | NYABOGA KIAGE

Mr Kimani said the possible markets of the bhang include Kasarani, Githurai, Juja and Nairobi area.

Just two weeks, Mr Kimani led officers in a arresting one of Nairobi’s biggest suppliers of bhang in Githurai 44.

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