Three detectives, Daniel Rongei, Wycliffe Imbuga, and Samson Mohenga, were on Thursday arrested as they tried to sneak in contraband beer from Uganda.
The trio was reportedly caught after police officers manning a roadblock in Limuru, Kiambu county suspected a lorry that the officers were escorting.
According to the police officers at the roadblock, the three detectives introduced themselves, claiming that they had arrested the lorry and were taking it to Dagoretti Police Station.Â
However, upon further consultations with their superiors,Â theÂ officers were instructed not to release the lorry until they had established what it was transporting.Â
The lorry was eventually taken to Tigoni Police Station where â€ś109 crates of Guinness, 73 crates of Tusker Lager and 20 crates of Tusker Lite were found.
Investigations by the Nation established that rogue detectives have been facilitating the transportation of contraband goods into the country and get paid for it.
â€śIt is something that has been ongoing for long now where sleuths say they have arrested a truck carrying illegal stuff but never hear the cases again,â€ť a police source disclosed.
The driver of the lorry, identified as Onesmus Musyoki Kwinga, and his helper, Joseph Mwikamba Mukima, are being detained at Tigoni Police Station as investigations continue.Â
Elsewhere on Monday, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI)Â detectivesÂ neutralized three armed thugs posing as traffic officers in Mukuyuni area in Machakos County.Â Â
The thugs reportedly refused to surrender prompting the police to fire at them.