16-10-2019 by redazione
Often drug couriers camouflage themselves in the most unthinkable situations.
It happened like that on Tuesday 15 October, at the gates of the Tsavo National Park along the Mombasa-Nairobi motorway, when a bus of the Evangelical Pentecostal Church of Kenya was stopped for a normal control operation.
From the tension in the eyes of the driver of the vehicle and his assistant, the Kenyan police realized that there was something to investigate. The vehicle that usually transports the faithful on trips or to evangelical centres where days of prayer and singing take place, was searched from top to bottom and several quintals of marijuana were found in a secret compartment inside the trunk in the belly of the vehicle.
According to police officers, the bhang had been disguised in bags containing Omena, the dried freshwater fish. Some of the bags were original and the criminals probably hoped that the strong smell of the fish would eliminate the smell of the smoking grass.
This was not the case and it is no coincidence that in Nanyuki, due to an accident involving a truck, another 136 kg of "bhang", as marijuana is called in Kenya, was seized. The two transporters are in fact connected to each other. Also in this case, inside the truck, behind the driver's cabin, there were watertight compartments where the grass to be traded was stowed, hidden in 62 polyethylene bags (illegal among other things).
In Kenya, the penalties for imprisoning drugs, without distinction between soft and hard drugs, are very severe. For a quantity even less than one hundred grams you risk up to ten years in prison.
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