Bomet teenager found with Sh100k bhang, Sh7m haul impounded in Migori in June

Police display bhang impounded in Migori

By MN Reporter

The war against bhang in Migori county has seen a teenager from Bomet county arrested as he tried to sneak in the drugs from neighbouring Tanzania.

The suspect, 17, was on a motorbike with drugs worth about Sh100,000 with his colleague Victor Sigei on a motorbike with 353 rolls of bhang concealed in sacks with maize.

The two meet a police roadblock outside Migori town at Number estate and defied orders to stop before police gave them a chase and caught with them less than a kilometer away.

Migori county Administration Police commander Julius Mukanda said they arrested the teenager while his colleague Sigei managed to escape with police launching a manhunt.

Mukanda said they have already contacted their Bomet counterparts to arrest the missing suspect and help trailing other smugglers in the county.

“We have increased crackdown on bhang from Tanzania in Migori town and from the start of this month alone we have impounded more than Sh7million of bhang,” Mukanda said.

The haul bring the Sh7million the value of bhang impounded by police across the county since the start of June.