A multi-agency security team in Mombasa has launched a fresh crackdown on illicit brew, drug abuse and other criminal activities in the coastal city.
The operation to be sustained for the next 30-days targets outlets selling illicit and substandard alcoholic drinks, unlicensed liquor stores and drug and substance abuse as part of the countrywide campaign to eradicate the vice.
The team is composed of National Police Service, local administration, National Authority for Campaign against Alcohol and Drugs Abuse (NACADA), Kenya Revenue Authority, Kenya Bureau of Standards and Anti-Counterfeit Authority. Coast Regional Coordinator John Elungata has disclosed that for the next 30 days, security agencies will intensify operations against usage and trading of illicit brew and drugs in the area.
Elungata said the crackdown on counterfeit products will be extended to the port of Mombasa where substandard and counterfeit products find their way into the local markets.