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Detectives recover counterfeit alcohol, stamps at a house in Chai Estate

Detective drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) have impounded a consignment of counterfeit alcoholic drinks at a house in Chai Estate along Kenyatta road.

During the raid, over 2,500 bottles of counterfeit spirits destined for the local market were recovered.

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At least 24,000 pieces of counterfeit KRA stamps and 40 litres of Ethanol were also confiscated.

The counterfeited drinks whose safety to consumers could not be immediately ascertained were packaged in branded bottles that are popular among local joints including, Smart Vodka, Supa Vodka, Blue Ice, People Vodka among others.

The Saturday morning raid followed a meticulous operation conducted by detectives from the Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit and officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority.

A seizure notice has since been issued and the goods impounded as detectives investigate the source of the ethanol and the fake KRA stamps.

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