Police in Mombasa County Sunday seized 1,943 rolls of bhang with a street value of Sh400,000.
A woman believed to be the owner of the consignment was arrested in the operation in Nyali.
The suspect was apprehended at her home in Mkunguni, Bombolulu, at around midnight by officers from the Mombasa police headquarters.
A police brief seen by the Nation states that the rolls of bhang had been packed in five “Nigerian” bags.
“The suspect was supplying bhang using a vehicle registration number KCY 681 M. She has been booked at Kadzandani Police Station,” it says.
She will be arraigned on Monday to answer charges of drugs trafficking.
Police sources told the Nation that the driver of the vehicle, a silver Toyota Ractis, managed to escape.
“The vehicle is from Migori where the bhang is believed to have originated from. The driver was lucky to escape,” said a police source privy to the operation.
Another police source said the bhang was seized immediately after it was delivered and that a search for the driver and the vehicle was launched.