Two police officers from Mariara Police Station in Meru are in the soup after being arrested while transporting narcotics, from the General Service Unit (GSU), were nabbed in Gotu area in Isiolo county with sacks of bhang in the trunk of a government Land Cruiser assigned to them.

The two GSU officers are attached at Mariara Police Station in Meru county.

Confirming the incident, Isiolo County Commissioner Herman Shambi said the government vehicle was being trailed by a private Toyota Prado that was also transporting the same illegal substance. “We have arrested two GSU officers and three civilians transporting 600 kilos of bhang in a government vehicle and personal car at Gotu,” Shambi was quoted by Daily Nation on Sunday, May 24.

Shambi said the two officers will be duly prosecuted adding that their conduct had tainted the government’s image. According to the County Commissioner, occupants of the private car were local residents including a Jua Kali artisan who have been on the radar of authorities over drug trafficking. “We will not spare anyone. The officers caught in drug business will be severely dealt with,” he stated.

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