Police in Eldoret net bhang worth over 1m planted in a residential house

Police in Eldoret have launched a manhunt for a suspect alleged to be behind the planting of planting several cannabis plants inside various rooms within a house in Elgon View estate in Uasin Gishu County

Security agencies raided the residential house and recovered several cannabis plants inside various rooms within the house and they are in hot pursuit of the prime suspect who is alleged to be behind the growing of the narcotic plant.

According to a police report, the total weight of the plants was 33.5 kilogrammes with a street value of over Sh. 1 million.

The house that had been converted into a greenhouse contained 21 cannabis plants in the main bedroom, living room 68 plants, dining room 14 plants, and an adjacent iron walled house containing 26 plants.

Addressing the press, Uasin Gishu County Deputy Police Commander Zacheus Ngeno said security agencies raided the bungalow house in the company of the area chief following a tipoff by members of the public and managed to find the bhang planted inside the house within Tumaini close, Elgonview estate in the outskirts of Eldoret town.

“Yesterday evening police officers acted on a tip-off that there was a house around Elgon view in an Estate named Tumaini, the bhang crop was found being grown in the house,” he said.

Ngeno said the police officers together with the staff from the National Government Administrative Office went to the house and upon gaining entry managed to find the crop growing inside the house.

He noted that the crop was later uprooted at the various stages of growth where others were at young stages, seedling while others were fully grown.

“We are looking for the prime suspect who is suspected to be the owner of the house of the house, further processing of the crop will be done in the government labs to confirm whether it’s bhang or other substance,” Ngeno added.

“I may not be able to disclose the name of the suspect but he will soon be brought to book. Nobody was in the compound whatsoever,” he said.

The Deputy County Police Commander issued a stern warning to those doing illegal business or planning to do it to refrain since it’s illegal and anyone who will be found will face the full force of the law.



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