Hoax message claims cops plant drugs in your car boot in pretext of security check
A viral message about police planting drugs in a car under the pretext of inspecting the trunk is a hoax. The message viral on Facebook and WhatsApp claims such incidents allegedly happened in Nairobi. it goes something like this:
"On my way home today at around 8:15 pm, as soon as I took a right turn from the mall towards town, a policeman signaled me to stop.
As I stopped, he asked me to open the boot of the car. I opened the booth from inside and was about to step down, but the policeman said, “Ok Ok you may go.”
I started my car and started driving, but something struck my mind, as from my rear view mirror, I saw one of the policemen immediately on his phone.
I went a bit ahead and finding a good road light stopped my car. Switching off the engine I went and opened my car boot.
Guess what.... I was shocked to see two small zip lock pouches with white crystals inside. I was numbed but just decided to throw it away and thanked God for saving me from such rascals who would have caught me in a drug related case.
The policemen must have informed their colleagues standing at the next checkpoint to get hold of so and so car number.
I was correct in my guess. Approximately, half a mile later, I was stopped by another policeman. This time too I was asked to open my booth.
Now I got down, went behind and opened the boot physically. I'm sure they must have been puzzled and surprised that they did not find anything.
Please don’t open your car boot from inside, for anyone, even at Malls. Always step down and open the boot with keys and permit searching under your own supervision."