Police in Garissa County have intercepted a consignment of brown sugar along the Modika – Modogashe road 50 Kms from Garissa town believed to have been imported illegally from Brazil.
According to the Garissa County police commander Alfred Ongengo, the vehicle was intercepted at Nuno along the Modika-Modogashe road.
The vehicle was ferrying 400 bags of 25kgs brown sugar.
Police in Garissa County were acting on a tip off with the help of officials from the customs department.
Ongengo, said the exact destination of the sugar was not clear but preliminary investigations reveal it was being taken to a wholesale shop of a prominent businessman in the region.
He further said police have launched a manhunt for the driver of the vehicle who managed to escape
He warned rogue government officials against working in cohorts with unscrupulous businessmen to aid the entry of illegal goods.
In March, this year police officers impounded a truck loaded with contraband sugar along Disso-Garissa road.