Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Mombasa have arrested one of the biggest drug barons who have been evading police arrest,authorities have said.
400 kilograms of bhang worth millions of shillings were also intercepted.
The suspect identified as Tom Mboya alis Njiri was nabbed in Mariakani along Mombasa- Nairobi road by police officers.
The police officers manning a roadblock in near Mariakani aced on intelligence reports and stopped a Toyota Caldina car suspected to be ferrying the bhang but the driver denied accusation and sped off.
Confirming the arrest Coast region police commander Francis Wanjohi said the suspect was arrested at 12:02 am and remanded at Mariakani police station.
He said the chase between the officers and suspect ensued after the suspect jump out of his vehicle and started running away but he was apprehended.
“The suspect was alone in his car, and we suspect he was ferrying the drugs to Mombasa,”said mr Wanjohi.
The police boss said the bhang was packed in 6 kilograms and packed inside the car.
Police also mentioned one of the major suspected drug baron who is operating in Kwale county saying he was a threat to security.
The suspect identified as Nyakundi Bosire who is on police waned list is said to be engaging in drug business especially in the neighbouring countries and overseas.
Coast Regional coordinator Nelson Marwa during security briefing said Mombasa is becoming big market for all sorts of drugs and were associated to criminal gangs emerging every now and then.
Mr Marwa noted that the gangs were being used by some of individuals in the city who are planning to disrupt the forthcoming general election.
The regional coordinator also gave stern warning to some of police officers said to be colluding with drug barons in the business industry.
“Some officers are colluding with this barons,they must come out clearly and tell Kenyans whether they are National police service or are in their own! I will name their names I don’t care,”said Mr. Marwa.
READ ALSO: Man charged in Mombasa court for smuggling
Mr Marwa called on the Regional Police commander to take action on the officers who are tainting name of police in bad taste.