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August 21, 2018

One arrested as KRA nabs counterfiet goods worth Sh1.2 million in Nairobi

Members of a multi-agency team destroys some of the products that were nabbed in Kasarani, June 2, 2018. /COURTESY
Members of a multi-agency team destroys some of the products that were nabbed in Kasarani, June 2, 2018. /COURTESY

A truck driver was arrested on Saturday as KRA stepped up the crackdown on counterfeit products and illicit trade.

The driver was nabbed during a multi-agency operation in Nairobi where 178 bottles of Turbog were seized in Njiru sub-county.

He was booked at Kayole Police Station awaiting to be arraigned on Monday.

Kenya Revenue Authority seized excisable goods worth Sh1.2 million during the swoop.

The Authority's Commissioner for Intelligence said in a statement that some of the goods were seized in Kasarani on Friday night.

This was through the partnership with the multi-agency team steering the nationwide combat against illicit trade and counterfeit products.

Over 260 cartons of Heineken, 16 cartons of Faxe Beer, eight cartons of Smirnoff whisky and four cartons of turbog were seized.

The team further netted eight cartons of canned Tusker, three cartons of canned Guinness, eight packets of 4th street, four packets of cellar cask as well as four packets of Johnisberg white.

"The products were seized in a residential house at Sports View Estate in Kasarani, Nairobi in the ongoing crackdown against counterfeit products and illicit trade."

"The netted products were later destroyed," the KRA statement reads in part. 

KRA maintained that the ongoing sting countrywide crackdown on illicit trade and counterfeit products main objective is not only to protect legitimate products from unfair competition but also protect Kenyans from substandard and potentially harmful products.

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