12 sacks of marijuana were being driven to Kisumu in a hearse when they were intercepted by police operating a roadblock at Suo in Busia County.
The officers claim that at around 7 p.m., they flagged down a white Nissan van bearing the name Rafiki Funeral Services-Othaya for a normal inspection. The darkly tinted car stopped while the sound was playing somber music appropriate for accompanying the dead. The officers noted the smell of marijuana when the driver was speaking to an officer and sought to inspect the vehicle.
The search of the vehicle turned up 12 sacks of marijuana arranged on the van’s seats and floor. The 12 sacks weighed 600kgs which is estimated to cost up to Ksh 18 million. Hussein Otita, the hearse’s driver, was detained, and the car was seized.
According to officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), the marijuana had been organized carefully inside the hearse which is often used for carrying the deceased.
This arrest come amid the ‘ mathe wa ngara’ scandal where is a 54 year old woman said to have been caught with 26 bags of cannabis, 4 cartons of rolling materials, 173 packaged sweets, and a carton of suspected weed cookies, according to the DCI. She is said to have been caught with Ksh13.4 Million in cash during the arrest.
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In another case, 58 kilograms of marijuana were found to be being brought to Wajir town on a motorcycle by police officers stationed at Korondile police station in Wajir.