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.

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

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

 

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