Police Arrest Prado Cruiser driver with 327kgs of bhang worth Ksh9.8M  in Voi

Police in Voi have apprehended a 45-year-old man suspected of transporting 327 kilograms of bhang in a Toyota Prado, valued at approximately Ksh9.8 million.

The suspect, identified as Patrick Odoyo Jabuya, was driving a vehicle with counterfeit number plates when he was intercepted by officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) and the Kenya Police Service (KPS).

“Police in Voi are preparing to arraign a suspected drug trafficker who was intercepted yesterday with 327 kg of bhang concealed in his Toyota Prado, en route from Nairobi to Mombasa,” the DCI stated.

Acting on a tip-off, detectives set up a roadblock in the Ikanga area of Voi, where they apprehended Jabuya and discovered the bhang packed in 11 gunny bags. Additionally, two other sets of number plates were found in the vehicle.

“Following a tip-off, a joint team of DCI and KPS officers established a roadblock in the Ikanga area of Voi, stopping the 45-year-old suspect as he attempted to flee,” the DCI added.

“Upon searching the vehicle, officers found 11 gunny bags containing bhang and 963 large rolls of the drug, along with two additional sets of number plates (KCU 888F & KCV 489R). Patrick Odoyo Jabuya was immediately arrested, and the cargo, with an estimated street value of Ksh9.8 million, was seized and taken to Voi Police Station.”

Legal procedures have begun, including the detention of the vehicle, which bears the registration number KCP 263K and is believed to be connected to the drug trade.

Earlier this week, detectives confiscated 41 bales of bhang worth Ksh6.2 million in Komarock.

The DCI reported that the drugs were seized during a joint operation by the Anti-Narcotics Unit (ANU) and the Organized Crime Unit (OCU) in the Komarock Phase 2 estate on Sunday night.

The bhang, weighing 205 kilograms, was found hidden in gunny bags in house number 228, owned by Alah Mohamed Kala, who has been detained as a suspect in the drug trafficking case.

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