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Notorious drug peddler arrested in Maralal

Police in Maralal town have confiscated bhang worth Sh42,000 and arrested five suspects in Loikas village.

Samburu County Administration Police Commander, John Muiruri Karanja said the main suspect, Elizabeth Alwai was arrested on Sunday afternoon in her house in the village.

She was allegedly, found in possession of 891 rolls of hashish together with four of her employees and that some suspects ran away and were being sought by detectives.

“We were acting on a tipoff from members of the public that Elwai was peddling drugs in the village and immediately acted and arrested the five suspects,” Karanja said.

The police boss described Alwai as a notorious Chang’aa brewer and drug peddler “whose glorious days had come to an end.”

“Drugs and illegal alcohol will not be sold to our youths under my watch. She has been selling drugs to school children on holiday and I commend the public for sharing useful information as it helps us get rid of drug peddlers,” he said.

During the Sunday afternoon operation, Administration police fired three times in the air to disperse a crowd of onlookers who became rowdy while the suspects were being taken into custody.

The suspects will be arraigned in court Monday.

By Robert Githu

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