Two forms three students from Njenga Karume Secondary school in Molo sub-county, Northwest of Nairobi, have been arrested after being found in possession of cannabis Sativa.
The juveniles aged 16 and 17 were nabbed following a tip-off indicating that they had carried the prohibited drug to school and were intending to distribute it to other students.
The 16-year-old believed to be the mastermind was arrested carrying four rolls, while his accomplice was arrested with a half-smoked joint.
Detectives in the town are on high alert after intelligence reports indicated that school-going teenagers have been recruited into a drug trafficking ring, led by a notorious suspect who has since gone into hiding.
A specialized team drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations’ Anti Narcotics unit will be conducting a major crackdown in the town aimed at flushing out the drug traffickers, who are targeting school children and using them as agents to traffic the prohibited weed.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.