Coast police tracking 'suppliers of dangerous devices'
SEE ALSO :State to release cash for elderly"We have intelligence that the two businessmen are using the guise of fish business to sneak in 'devices' that threaten the life of the residents," said Marwa. Marwa, who declined to state the exact nature of the weapons being trafficked and the frequency, said intelligence reports indicated that vehicles belonging to the two businessmen plied the Old Town-Majengo route, where they deliver weapons to Al Shabaab operatives. He said intelligence showed that the businessmen had strategically chosen the two areas because they fish industry there was thriving and terror operatives have bases there. Marwa, who at one time during the briefing had threatened to name the businessmen but later declined, called on the police manning roadblocks along the Mombasa-Malindi highway to subject vehicles entering or leaving the county to thorough checks to ensure vehicles were not used to sneak in dangerous weapons. "While we encourage people to engage in legal business, we will not allow people to engage in trade that endangers the lives of residents. If you are a businessman licensed to do fish business just keep to that. We'll not allow people to use the guise of fish or any other business to transport illegal cargo," said Marwa. Meanwhile, the county commissioner has warned public service vehicle operators to be on the lookout for drug peddlers using passenger buses to bring in drugs from neighbouring countries. He said drug peddlers were sending their consignments as parcels.
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