Man arrested, 243 rolls of bhang recovered

A 32- year old man was on Tuesday arrested and 234 rolls of bhang recovered at a road block along the Mombasa-Malindi highway in Kilifi County.

Odha Hiribae who was trafficking the drug is said to have boarded the T Coach bus at Mtwapa Township and was headed for Garsen when he was intercepted at the Mtondia road block.

Kilifi OCPD, Joshua ole Leina who confirmed the arrest said the police acted on a tip off from passengers in the bus who in turn ordered the suspect to open the bag he was carrying thus exposing the drug.

According to police sources from the neighboring Tana River County, the suspect was a well-known drug trafficker.

Leina said the suspect had been locked up at Kilifi police station and was expected to appear in Court later today or Wednesday to face the charges of drug trafficking

He commended passengers in the bus for tipping off the police and urged the general public to assist the police by availing such information on suspected criminals.

By Harrison Yeri/Eve Mvera