Police have nabbed 1.7 tons of banned plastic bags in Mombasa, while in transit from Tanzania.

The owner is still at large, according to National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) boss Stephen Wambua.

“We impounded 17 bales of plastic bags which were found to have been offloaded from a Simba Coach bus registration number KBU 343C at the Simba Coach Offices at Mwembe tayari. Each bale is estimated to contain over 500,000 pieces,” Mr Wambua said.

“But police have launched manhunt for the suspect. He imported the banned consignment into the country,” Mr Wmbua said.

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The bulk of the bags is being held at Mombasa Central Police Station as the police combs the town seeking to arrest the owners.

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