Police in Kilifi have nabbed bhang worth Sh800, 000 in an early Tuesday morning raid.
The officers seized a haul of 3, 296 rolls of bhang hidden inside a building in Majengo Kanamai.
Confirming the incident, Kilifi South Sub-County Police Commander Mr Esau Ochokorodi said the suspected owner of the narcotics was also arrested during the operation.
He said the suspect was arrested while trying to escape the dragnet.
“The suspect was arrested as he tried to lock the door of the building where the bhang was being stored. We suspect that he had gotten the information and that’s why he was trying to escape,” said Ochokorodi.
Police are suspecting the building where the bhang was being stored is the depot and distribution point of the narcotic within Mtwapa and other parts of Kilifi.
“We have started our investigation to establish where the bhang originates from. We cannot allow this trade to be done here, we will continue dealing with the traffickers,” added Ochokorodi.
The suspect is set to be arraigned at Shanzu Law Court later Tuesday to answer charges of drugs trafficking.