There was drama in a Naivasha estate after police raided one of the homes said to be the sole distributorship of bhang in the lake side town.
Police drawn from all contingents raided Kayole estate along the Nairobi-Nakuru highway following a tip off from members of the public of a woman selling bhang in large quantities.
The officers managed to recover 11 sacks of the drug in various stages worth a street value of Ksh 3.5M.
During the raid the female suspect is said to have escaped through the back door of her manicured home with the officers launching a manhunt for her.
According to Naivasha Deputy OCPD John Kwasa, cases of bhang use had been on the rise in the area.
Kwasa said they were informed of a woman selling Bhang in large quantities and decided to raid the homestead.
He said the woman is believed to be distributing the drugs to various towns including Gilgil, Mai Mahiu and adjacent areas.
Adressing the press at the Naivasha police station, Kwasa termed the discovery as a major win in the war on drugs and alcohol abuse in the area.
“We understand she operates within some parts of Naivasha, Kiambu and Nairobi, but we are tracking her down”.
Kwasa described the woman as an accomplished peddler and thrives in engaging in the outlawed business.
He said police were also looking for her accomplices who assists the woman in ferrying the contrabands to other major towns.
“It’s a cartel that we are keen on dismantling and bringing to book all those involved as we make efforts to rid off drugs in this area”.
Kwasa hailed the members of the community of the tip off adding that the spirit of cooperation will help get a drugs free society.