Police in Ugenya, Siaya County, have seized bhang worth Sh1.5 million which was being transported in a vehicle.
Ugenya Sub-County Police Commander Willy Simba said that two people who were ferrying the bhang escaped on foot into a maize plantation.
The police boss said that the consignment was impounded along the Siranga-Sega road at 4 pm Monday by officers who were on patrol.
“Police officers intercepted the vehicle, registration number KBZ 086R, a Toyota Noah, but the driver reversed and drove off before it got stuck in the mud,” he said.
Upon searching the vehicle, the police officers found eight 90 kg bags stashed with bhang.
The vehicle was towed to Ukwala Police Station.
Police have launched a manhunt for the two suspected bhang traffickers.