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Revitalized War on Drugs Bearing Fruit in Mombasa

Revitalized War on Drugs Bearing Fruit in Mombasa

Mombasa,

Monday, March 25, 2024

KNA by Andrew Hinga

The sustained war on drugs and illicit alcohol is at an all-time high in Mombasa County with security agencies working round the clock to tackle the menace.

Speaking to the media at Makupa police station where police had nabbed 3500 brooms of bhang transported through courier services disguised as dried fish, Mvita Deputy County Commissioner (DCC) Ronald Mwiwawi said that it was through the cooperation of vigilant citizens and security apparatus that the war against the callous vice of drug and substance peddling will be won.

Mwiwawi added that transport companies should exercise due diligence to ensure they do proper probing of the products they transport to avert the possibility of enabling the movement of drugs and other illicit goods.

“We are making efforts to develop a close relationship with transport companies and the citizenry to ensure we come up with swift information-sharing mechanisms that will guarantee no drugs reach our County,” said Mwiwawi.

The DCC noted that the consignment with a street value of Sh1.75 million like most consignments came from far-flung areas with Mombasa being the final destination.He said the government will implement strict measures that will curtail the flow of drugs and illicit goods from other areas from entering the Port city.

“Most of these drugs come from outside the County and as government, we have begun putting up measures including setting up roadblocks to halt the movement of drugs and illicit substances into our County,” Mwiwawi added.

On his part, Mvita Sub-County Police Commander Maxwell Agoro said that a multi-agency approach in tackling the drug menace has gone a long way in taming the vice, particularly in Mvita Sub County.

Agoro added that operations and raids are conducted daily and so far they have managed to contain the situation to a big extent scuffling drug and substance peddling in the Sub-County.

“The multi-agency approach is yielding the desired results in the onslaught on drugs and illicit substances. All police units including the National government administration officers are working closely to ensure we win this fight,” said Agoro.

Courtesy; KNA

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