National Police Service, DCI on the spot over conflicting reports on same raid
The National Police Service (NPS) has been put on the spot after it issued contradicting statements on the amount of cash that was found during a raid carried out in a drug den within Parklands area.
A statement by the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on August 15, 2023, indicated officers recovered Sh13 million in cash during the raid while another issued by the National Police Service (NPS) said that they recovered Sh12 million.
The raid was carried out by sleuths attached to the Anti-Narcotics Unit who raided the den and found 26 bags of Cannabis Sativa (Marijuana), four cartons of rolling materials, 173 pieces of suspected blended drug/bhang, 42 cartons each containing 200 pieces of cigarettes.
“Police in Parklands, Nairobi today August 15, 2023 recovered twelve million nine hundred and seventy-five thousand Kenyan Shillings (Sh 12, 975,000/=) and suspected marijuana substances following a multi-agency operation at Kariwa Slums in Ngara.,” the statement by the NPS read in part.
Moments later the DCI also updated and said that during the operation the detectives also recovered Sh13 million in anti-narcotics operation.
“A consignment of cannabis sativa and Sh13.4 Million in cash have been recovered today, following an intelligence led operation conducted by sleuths from the Anti-Narcotics Unit and the Trans National Organised Crime Unit,” the statement by the DCI read in full.
During the operation plain clothes police officers posing as buyers went to the drug den within Kariwa slums where four people were nabbed.
The suspects who are being grilled by the DCI were identified as Mr Eugene Jumba, Hillary Jumbo, Sheila Withers and Teresa Wanjiru.
Investigations being carried out reveal that the sellers have been targeting university students who usually purchase the bhang there.
A police source also said that the owner of the drug den was being protected by rogue police officers.
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