NACADA lauds one-government approach in Ngara drug raid
The National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) has lauded the National Police Service and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on the drug raid conducted on Tuesday, August 15, where bhang and a sum of sh13.4 million were seized.
“This is a demonstration of the effectiveness of prompt coordination and execution of operations among government agencies in line with the one government approach,” a statement by NACADA read.
The operation, carried out by officers from the Anti-Narcotics Unit and the Transnational Organised Crime Unit on Tuesday, August 15, resulted in the recovery of a significant quantity of cannabis sativa and a substantial sum of money.
During the raid, 26 bags of cannabis sativa (marijuana), four cartons of rolling material, 173 individually wrapped sweets, and a carton of suspected weed biscuits were seized.
Kenyans on Twitter were shocked by the discovery, with some appearing to be familiar with one of the suspects, a 54-year-old woman they referred to as: “Mathe wa Ngara.”
“The Authority reiterates that the fight against alcohol and drug abuse is multipronged and calls upon all stakeholders, including members of the public, to play their role by volunteering relevant information to authorities for prompt action,” the acting Chief Executive Officer of NACADA John Muteti added.