Mombasa, KENYA: Police in Likoni,Mombasa are holding in custody 11 suspects; both men and women, for operating private clinics illegally and selling government drugs.
The suspects were arrested on Teusday night in Majengo mapya,Migombani and Mtongwe area by a special team formed to carry the crack down.
Likoni police boss Willy Simba said the suspects had no license and were selling drugs which were from the government.
“As one way of regulating and curbing drug thefts in government hospitals the police in conjunction with officials from Pharmacy, Medicines and Poisons Board (PMPB) raided the premises of the suspects and we want to send a strong warning the crack down will continue ,” said Simba .
Police conducted a search in the suspects’ premises, where they discovered and impounded assorted drugs believed to have been for sale.
Police found several injection syringes and tablets worth millions of shillings.
The suspects are being held at Likoni police station awaiting to be charged in court for operating illegal clinics without license.
The police boss warned the public to be extra vigilant when buying drugs; saying that they might be lured by cartels to buy drugs which may pose a great health threat to their bodies.