Police recover stolen drugs in Mombasa
Over 300 cartons of stolen medicine recovered
Police in Mombasa have recovered 300 cartons of medicine believed to have been stolen along the Mombasa-Nairobi highway early this month.
The assorted drugs intended to be supplied in public hospitals in the country were stolen by unknown people after they drugged the driver of the vehicle between Taru and Maungu area along the Mombasa – Nairobi highway.
Driver ferrying the drugs was attacked while relieving himself
Confirming the incident, Coast regional investigations officer Pius Macharia said the driver of the vehicle was attacked by armed robbers after stopping to relieve himself.
“Immediately after the driver alighted the vehicle, they attacked, drugged and left him on the road,” added Macharia.
All drugs recovered; police still pursuing the suspects
Macharia noted that police have been tracking the attackers since February 1st when the incident occurred.
“On Thursday morning, we netted the consignment at a go-down in Miritini area. We are pursuing the suspects,” added Mr Macharia.
The stolen drugs included Panadol tablets, safety maternity gloves among other assorted tablets and equipment.
Macharia said that though police have recovered all stolen medicine, no arrests have yet been made in connection with the robbery.