Two prison warders are being held for possessing and transporting 20 kilos of bhang in a Marsabit Prison vehicle.
The two were arrested in Learata area along the Moyale-Isiolo highway.
“The bhang had been packed in four sacks, ready for supply to outlets in Samburu,” said Samburu police commander Samson Ogello. They were detained at Archers Post Police Station where they are being questioned ahead of their arraignment in court.
Preliminary investigations reveal that the bhang was being transported from neighbouring countries for sale in Samburu and its environs.
Mr Ogello said patrols will be intensified along the highway to curb illegal businesses, especially drugs and illegal immigrants.
Police records show that about 40 illegal immigrants have been arrested along the route in the past four months.
The immigrants are mainly from Ethiopia, Eritrea and Egypt.