Detectives are detaining a Mombasa based police officer suspected to work with criminal network in Nairobi.
In a statement from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), on Wednesday, the three people arrested in Nairobi on Tuesday night and in possession of firearms, they are connected to the Mombasa based police officer.
The suspects Chris Mwangangi, and Lucia Wanjiku were driving along the Argwings Khodek and Ring Road junction within Kilimani, when they were intercepted by the Kilimani-based crime busters.
“The detectives who were on routine patrol became suspicious after coming across a black land cruiser V8 motor vehicle with no front number plate, prompting them to immediately flag it down,” read part of the statement.
Detectives recovered one Ceska pistol with its serial number erased, one Revolver pistol and an unidentified frontal plate number.
Preliminary investigations have revealed that the driver found with the Motor vehicle wasn’t the actual owner. The vehicle instead belonged to Jeff Maina, who is the third suspect in the crime network saga.
Maina has also been arrested and is currently detained at the Kilimani police station.
“Police in Maina’s Marcedes benz vehicle recovered handcuffs, one Ceska Magazine loaded with 7 rounds of ammunitions, one police pocket phone and several identification cards from the car,” Read part of the statement.
The suspects were placed in custody pending investigations, while the recovered firearms were handed over to ballistics experts for examination.
The Mombasa based police officer believed to have given the handcuffs to the suspects will also remain in police custody as investigations continues.