Police nab two suspects with bhang worth Sh2.4m, 450 litres of Chang’aa

A pile of bhang and stacked bottles carrying local brew impounded by police officers in Bondo. [Isaiah Gwengi, Standard]
Police in Bondo Sub-County have seized a consignment of bhang worth Sh2.4 million in a Sunday night operation.

Two suspects were nabbed with the narcotics in Bondo township, following a tip-off from members of the public.

According to the area police boss Anthony Wafula, the suspects include 26-year-old Charles Opondo and Eugine Ochieng aged 23.

Addressing the press at his office, Mr Wafula said that they raided a house within Bondo township location and discovered the consignment that also included 450 litres of Chang’aa and six cartons of Simba Waragi brew.

The police boss lauded members of the community for alerting them saying the suspects are part of the network that has been trading in the illicit drug in the region.

 “This illicit trade has been going for a long time after members of the public raised complain and we want to ensure that this matter is totally addressed in the region,” said Wafula.

He said the crackdown will continue until the drug menace is completely eliminated from the area, saying most of the drugs are being trafficked from the neighbouring country of Uganda.

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“The majority of the people engaging in this illicit trade are the youth and I would like to advise them to desist from such and seek legal businesses,” he advised.

He added that the suspects who are currently being held at Bondo Police Station will be arraigned today 

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