Bhang with a street value of Sh. 3.5 million was destroyed in Siaya town by government officials, yesterday evening.
Siaya Deputy County Commissioner, Joseph Sawe, Siaya Principal Magistrate, James Ong’ondo and Divisonal Criminal Investigations Officer (DCIO), Nelson Muhaya, set ablaze the 348 kg bhang, wrapped in bundles of brown paper, then stuffed in sacks.
The Principal Magistrate said a suspect, Daniel Njogu Muthemba, has been charged in a Siaya court, that together with others not before the court, he was found trafficking the narcotic in a vehicle along Busia-Kisumu Road.
Police intercepted the vehicle at Yala trading centre, and found the drug inside, when the suspect was arrested, on February 21, 2018, and charged in court.
The case has not been finalized in the Siaya Chief Magistrates court.