Detectives attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) have arrested a metal scrap dealer in connection with a racket that steals and dismantles vehicles into parts for sale in Nairobi.
Moses Ndegwa was arrested in a raid at a scrap metal yard close to Kariobangi Light Industries, which operates as a welding workshop during the day.
According to detectives, they received information that a Toyota DX 102, Toyota 110, and a Pajero had been driven into the scrap metal yard for dismantling by a group of mechanics.
Upon receiving the tip-off, detectives from Crime Research and Intelligence Bureau swung into action and seized the lorry carrying the load.
It is believed that the cargo was headed to a yet-to-be-established destination along Mombasa Road.
“The lorry was diverted to Buru Buru police station where the load was offloaded, as the suspect was grilled for detailed information into his trade and his accomplices,” stated police report.
Detectives recovered dozens of motor vehicles parts that had been dismantled into pieces from vehicles whose owners could not be immediately established.
More investigations are underway as detectives hope to arrest more suspects linked to the case.