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Lamu women used to peddle drugs-police

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Lamu county security agencies have unleashed a drug trafficking network that involves women.

Lamu county police Commander Moses Miriithi has revealed that in most cases where drug peddlers are nabbed, women are highly involved.

He said police are on high alert over the drug trafficking syndicate.

The situation has been worsened by the fact that male police officers cannot inspect women in various checkpoints in the county,” said Mr. Miriithi.

He said in various inspection points only male police officers are located thus posing a major challenge in inspecting the entrants to the county.

“We have recorded at least five cases of women involved in drug trafficking,” he said.

He, however, said that police are deliberating on how best to tackle such a situation.

The youth

He said Lamu County is badly affected by drugs with many youths becoming unproductive.

“We will not remain mum but will employ other practicable ways of taming drug trafficking in the County,” said Muriithi.

He said police will enhance the operation against drug trafficking in the county to save the youthful generation.

Meanwhile, Muriithi has appealed to Lamu residents to reveal those trafficking in narcotics to the police so that appropriate actions can be taken against them.

Muriithi said locals in the county have failed to furnish the police with relevant information about those trafficking in drugs.

“Some of these traffickers are well known by locals but our people have chosen to remain quiet over the insecurity and social vice,” said Muriithi.