GSU Officers and One Civilian Arrested Over Drug Trafficking
Binary General Service Unit captains and a noncombatant who were detained for transporting Marijuana worth Sh1.6 million and ten Ethiopian citizens who were without valid passes have been held behind bars for three days.
Solomon Mutuma and Ali Dida Halakhe and civilian guide Ali Hassan were apprehended on Sunday by a multi-agency team manning a blockade on Dogogicha-Yamicha Road in Merti Sub-County. The agents found bhang worth about 1.6 million and 10 Ethiopian men in the government motor vehicle, a Toyota Land Cruiser, they were travelling from Moyale to Meru County.
The bhang was in 22 tight-packed bales weighing about 110 kilo grams. The investigative officers said they also found three full magazine guns, a pistol, two AK-47 rifles and an indefinite quantity of bullets.
“The jungle green vehicle was under the knack of Mr. Mutuma who manned a pistol and an AK-47 rifle and was seated in the front with Mr. Dida (driver), who had an AK-47 rifle," the police report said.
The three were taken to Merti Police Station and arraigned on Monday before Isiolo Chief Magistrate Samuel Mungai. They beseeched innocent to charges of drug trafficking and smuggling the immigrants aged 24-30 years.
The tribunal sought after to detain them longer to collect information about the GSU officers from their work places and the government vehicle.