Sh80 million stolen goods recovered


_: Flying Squad officers yesterday recovered Sh80 million pharmaceutical goods and electronic and arrested a suspect from a house in Syokimau used as a den by highway robbers.

The recovered goods include Sh8 million medicine stolen from a Citylink Pharma godown on Likoni Road on July 1.

There were also Sh2 million medicine stolen from Pharma Specialities on Mombasa Road on July 10 and Sh70 million electronics and textile goods stolen from a Golden Gate Cargo Services truck by gangsters dressed as police officers in Salgaa, Nakuru, on July 15.

Flying Squad boss Said Kiprotich Mohammed yesterday said detectives had been tracking the pharmaceuticals stolen from Citylink Pharma when they chanced upon the residential house in which part of the Sh80 million worth of goods were recovered.

The medicine included Flucold, Amoxil, Powercef vials, Brufen, Scotts Emulsion, Brufen syrup, Ventolin syrup and Ibidroxil, among others.

The electronics included mobile phones, toner cartridges, clothes, conference telephones and mobile chargers. The arrested suspect told police he is a caretaker but did not name his employer.

The owner of the house was also detained for interrogation after he failed to tell police to whom he had rented the house. He said he receives rent but has not signed a lease agreement with the tenant.