Drugs kingpin flees scene, jumps to ocean

daggaFrom MARIA MACHARIA in Nairobi, Kenya
NAIROBI, (CAJ News) – A suspected Kenyan drugs kingpin has reportedly  jumped into the ocean to avoid arrest by police after an operation by enforces intercepted thousands of dagga packs.
More than 3 000 joints of dagga valued at (R126 400) were intercepted in Mtwapa, in the southern Kilifi province.
The unnamed suspect, who drove the vehicle in which the illegal substances were recovered, fled the scene and jumped into the Indian Ocean.
It was unclear if he survived or drowned but police insisted the search was on for the suspected kingpin.
Kilifi police commissioner, Alexander Makau, confirmed the incident.
“Police flagged down the suspicious vehicle at a checkpoint. The driver immediately took off as officers inspected the car, before drugs suspected to be bhang (dagga) were impounded,” Makau said.
The vehicle is kept at the local police station as investigations continue.
Police believe the suspect is part of a drugs syndicate that has been evading nationwide operations.
The widespread trafficking and use of dagga is an emotive issue in the East African country.
A presidential aspirant in the recent presidential elections, Kennedy Mongare, courted controversy when he conceded to smoking the substance during his childhood.
CAJ News

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