Four suspects arrested with counterfeit alcohol in Kiambaa

for Tv47 Digital January 06, 2023, 09:29 PM
Fake Alcohol in Kiambu
Fake Alcohol seized by DCI detectives in Kiambu. PHOTO | DCI

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  • Four suspects caught with a consignment of alcohol drinks affixed with counterfeit KRA stamps in Kiambu

Police in Kiambaa, Kiambu County, have arrested four suspects busted with a consignment of alcohol drinks affixed with fake Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) stamps.

The four (Stephen Ngugi, Amos Maina, James Nyaga and George Kariuki) were arrested following an operation conducted by a multi-agency team comprising of detectives and KRA officials.

Detectives conducting the operation recovered one roll of counterfeit KRA stamps, distillation equipment and chemicals used in the production of counterfeit alcoholic drinks.

Bottles of counterfeited alcoholic products - including Trace Vodka and the popular Chrome Vodka - were also recovered.

The raid follows a recent directive by President William Ruto to the police, to conduct intelligence-led operations targeting counterfeit goods, after it was discovered that crooked businessmen had devised ways of evading taxation.

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