Police intercepts brown sugar consignment in Garissa

Written By: Adan Ibrahim

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.

KBC Radio_KICD Timetable

According to the Garissa County police commander Alfred Ongengo, the vehicle was intercepted at Nuno along the Modika-Modogashe road.

Also Read  Maendeleo Ya Wanawake Organization rallies women behind BBI

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.

Get breaking news on your Mobile as-it-happens. SMS ‘NEWS’ to 20153

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.

Also Read  Politicians warned against fueling animosity over Tana River land wrangles

He further said police have launched a manhunt for the driver of the vehicle who managed to escape

Also Read  Nakuru county unveils a Ksh 2.55 billion nutrition action plan

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.



Tell Us What You Think