Police recover huge consignment of stolen medicine in Mombasa

The 300 boxes of assortment of medicines seized and parked at police headquarters in Mombasa. PHOTO: WELDON KEMBOI.

Mombasa, KENYA: Police on Thursday recovered  300 cartons of medicine which are believed to have been stolen while on transit to Nairobi.

According to Police, armed robbers had hijacked a trailer which was transporting several different kinds of medicine at  Taru along Mombasa -Nairobi highway.

Coast region DCIO Pius Macharia told reporters detectives received information from the public regarding a warehouse in Mirirtini, Mombasa that looked suspicious.

The officers then proceeded to the said house and found stolen goods including different boxes of medicine.

The DCIO boss said the driver of the truck transporting the goods had been hijacked by thugs who offloaded the goods and vanished.

The said driver later proceeded  to Taru police station where he reported the matter to police.

“On 1st February a lorry ferrying the medicine to Nairobi was hijacked between Taru and Maungu road and suspects offloaded the goods to another vehicle before leaving,” said the DCIO boss.

He said police have launched investigations into the matter.

The consignment was loaded to a police lorry and transported to Regional police headquarters.