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Police arrest two Tanzanians trafficking bhang in Homa Bay

Wednesday January 23 2019

Police display bhang

Police display bhang which was being transported in Lake Victoria by two Tanzanians. The suspects were arrested on January 23, 2019 by officers patrolling the lake. PHOTO | GEORGE ODIWUOR | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

GEORGE ODIWUOR
By GEORGE ODIWUOR
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Police in Suba North, Homa Bay County have arrested two Tanzanians who were trafficking bhang worth Sh0.5 million on Remba Island in Lake Victoria.

The drugs which weighed 40kg were packed in four sacks.

The suspects, who were identified as Mr Jackson Josephat, 20, and a woman identified as Ms Annah Mwisawa, 34, were arrested on Tuesday evening by Administration Police (AP) officers who were on patrol on the lake.

Suba North Deputy AP Commander Elias Wasonga said his officers arrested the two following a tip off from concerned members of the public.

FISHING BOAT

"We were informed that the suspects were transporting the drugs on a fishing boat from Tanzania. Their destination was Remba Island," he said.

Mr Wasonga said his officers trailed the suspects to a rental house within the island.

"At first they tried to escape when they were confronted. However, the officers managed to arrest them after they offloaded the drugs on the island," said the officer.

ELIMINATE DRUGS

Suba North OCPD Charles Mwangi told the public to work with the police in eliminating drug trade in Lake Victoria islands.

Mr Mwangi told the public to give them information that will lead to the arrest of other suspects doing illegal businesses.

"We are conducting investigations to arrest Kenyans who are colluding with other nationalities to peddle drugs in the country," said the OCPD.

The suspects were taken to Mbita Police Station as they wait to be taken to court.