Police in Narok County have arrested 12 drug traffickers and found marijuana worth 500,000 shillings, after being tipped off by members of the public.
Confirming the arrest of the suspects, Narok County police commander Kizito Mutoro said the two included a single woman, believed to be the gang leader.
According to the police commander, the cannabis was being smuggled from the Tanzanian border to other parts of the country before being seized in Narok County.x
Mutoro warned that drug use has increased in the area, destroying the lives of young people especially students from Maasai Mara University, many of whom have been arrested for possession of cannabis.
“The main reason why so many students in this county drop out of school and some have bad habits, is due to drug use,” the police commander hinted.
|North Narok sub-county police commander Frederick Siundu showing cannabis seized by police in Narok county. /PHOTO CREDITN; KBC|
For his part, Narok County CIO County Chief Investigation Officer Mwendwa Atheiba said those involved in illegal trade would miss out on working with the government in the near future as their fingerprints would be taken and copied.
“It is very dangerous for young people to get involved in crime, as their fingerprints will be taken and copied, and they may miss out on a code of ethics that is essential for employment or business dealings with the government,” said Atheiba.
The 12 suspects are currently being held by police officers and will be arraigned in court once the investigation is completed.