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Five in court over bhang worth Sh 4.48 Million

Five men who were arrested during a recent crackdown on alcohol and drugs in Loitoktok have been arraigned at a Loitoktok law court.

Harrison Kamau, George Kipsoi, Robert Lemayian, James Kariuki and Richard Wamai were arrested on May 3, 2023, in Loitoktok town after they were found with 153 kg of bhang worth Sh 4.48 million.

While testifying before Principal Magistrate Judicaster Nthuku, Philip Ngumbo, attached at Loitoktok police station, said on the material day at around 9.30 a.m., while on crackdown, they came across a residence where noises were emanating from.

When they entered, they found five men in the room with sacks full of bhang, some in raw form while others were in rolls.

They arrested and escorted them to the police station, where they were charged with the offence before being arraigned in court, where they denied it.

The matter was set for a further hearing on July 26, 2023.

By Lemein Stephen and Kimani Tirus

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