Detectives seize fake alcoholic beverages

In Nairobi, detectives, in conjunction with officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Economic Crimes unit, have uncovered a cache of fake alcoholic beverages and a batch of counterfeit KRA stamps in the Kahawa Sukari and Kamulu areas.

The seized items comprise 1,078 bottles of spurious alcoholic drinks, a roll of fake KRA stamps, 630 liters of ethanol, 10,300 empty bottles, and four sacks filled with various bottles. The total estimated value of the confiscated ethanol and alcoholic drinks exceeds Sh 500,000, while the counterfeit stamps are valued at approximately Sh4 million.

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) has issued a notice of seizure, and the goods have been impounded. Detectives are actively probing the origins of the ethanol and the origin of the counterfeit KRA stamps.

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This recent operation highlights the unwavering dedication of law enforcement agencies in the fight against counterfeit products, aiming to uphold the integrity of alcoholic beverages and ensure the proper functioning of tax collection processes.

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Courtesy: this is consignment of counterfeit alcoholic drinks and a roll of fake KRA stamps were recovered at Kahawa Sukari and Kamulu areas of the city on October 14, 2023

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