Makueni police officer injured during crackdown on drugs sellers

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A police officer is nursing serious injuries at Mukuyuni hospital after he was attacked by an ex-police officer suspected to be selling Bhang and alcohol during a raid on drug sellers.

The officer attached to Mukuyuni police station was attacked during the crackdown operation on sale of alcohol and drugs at Mwea trading center in Makongo sub-location Makueni.

“A Police officer was assaulted while acting on information from members of public to take action on one Festus Munyao Mwamba who was reported to have been selling alcohol inside the unlicensed premise.” A police report at Mukuyuni police post read.

“The suspect became violent and in the process of apprehension assaulted Sergeant Salim Kautu on the head with jembe sustaining deep cut”. The report went on.

However, three revelers who were consuming alcohol inside the premise managed to escape arrest.

In the same raid, the police officers managed to recover 10 stones Cannabis Sativa of street value Ksh 10,000 and 19 bottles of second-generation alcohol.

The suspect is now in police custody awaiting to be arraigned in court after investigation. The injured officer is in stable condition.

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