Contraband sugar nabbed in Yatta, Machakos County

Suspected contraband sugar which was seized in Kitui, Matuu and Mwingi towns on June 16, 2018.[PHOTO/NATION MEDIA GROUP]

Police in Yatta, Machakos county have arrested a lorry ferrying 560 bags of suspected contraband sugar.

Confirming the incident, Yatta Deputy County Commissioner Edwin Chabari said that the lorry was packed in 50kg bags of sugar.

“We have arrested a lorry today with 560 bags of suspected contraband sugar which was packed in 50kg bags. The lorry was nabbed at a traffic stop along Thika-Garissa road,” he said.

According to Chabari, the lorry which was nabbed at a traffic check-point along Thika -Garissa road is being held at Kithimani police station.

He has assured the public that investigations and inspection of the sugar have begun to determine whether it’s fit for human consumption.

“The lorry is at Kithimani police station and investigations have commenced to determine whether the sugar is fit for human consumption”, added Chabari.

Chabari has issued a warning to traders who engage in trading counterfeit products that their days are numbered and said that security agents are vigilant to ensure residents are fed with what is fit.

10,000 bags of alleged contraband sugar have been nabbed in Machakos County in the ongoing crackdown in the past one month.

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