A 29-year-old, Eric Muchai, has been arrested for allegedly stashing 3kg of bhang in a 13kg gas cylinder.
The suspect was on Monday headed to Nanyuki when the matatu he was travelling in was stopped at a roadblock.
“We found the suspicious gas cylinder, which had [a] fresh welded line around its mid circumference,” the acting OCPD of Laisamis sub-county, Kentai Mbatian, told EDaily.
Mr Mbatian added that a strong smell of bhang’ is what led the the officers to split the cylinder open upon which they discovered the drug.
Muchai was released on a cash bail of Sh50,000 after denying the charges of trafficking narcotics.