Detectives have recovered a consignment of cannabis sativa worth over Sh11 million in Kilgoris after a tip off.
The detectives were on an active patrol when they sighted a white Toyota Prado that was loaded with a suspicious consignment heading towards Kilgoris town.
The officers signaled the driver of the vehicle to stop but he defied the orders and sped off and on reaching Magena area, he made a quick U-turn back towards Kanyenye.
After he realized he was being trailed by detectives, he abandoned the vehicle within Metembe area and escaped on foot.
The vehicle was towed to Kenyeye Police Station and a detailed search was conducted.
Six sacks and fifteen bales of leaves suspected to be cannabis sativa all weighing 379Kgs were recovered.
Police detained the illegal consignment together with the vehicle awaiting further investigations.