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KRA intercepts Sh750 million counterfeit excise stamps from Uganda

In Summary

• The Kenya Revenue Authority on Friday intercepted counterfeit excise stamps worth Sh750 million.

• The authority’s commissioner for Customs and Border Control Kevin Safari said the consignment was intercepted at the Lwakhakha border being smuggled in the country from Uganda.

Some of the stamp rolls that were intercepted
Some of the stamp rolls that were intercepted
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The Kenya Revenue Authority on Friday intercepted counterfeit excise stamps worth Sh750 million.

The authority’s commissioner for Customs and Border Control Kevin Safari said the consignment was intercepted at the Lwakhakha border being smuggled in the country from Uganda.

Safari said the consignment had been loaded in a white truck whose driver and passenger ran away on intervention of the KRA officers in collaboration of the officers from the National Police Service.

He said the truck was intercepted at around 4pm.

“Upon verification which by the time of this message was going on a total of 146 rolls of stamps were counted. The exercise is going on and the officers are on the ground,” he said.