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KRA impounds illegal ethanol worth Sh15m at Nairobi Inland Port - 6 days ago, 15:03

Cyrus Ombati

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs and Border Control unit has unearthed a smuggling racket behind the supply of illegal ethanol to Nairobi.

This was after a consignment of smuggled ethanol declared as imported spaghetti was seized at the Inland Container Depot Nairobi.

The consignment, imported from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with an assessed tax valued of more than Sh15 million had been concealed in four-20 foot containers that had arrived at the Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) operated Inland Container Depot last month.

KRA Customs and Border Control Commissioner, Mr Kevin Safari, said his officers on routine non-intrusive surveillance duties had successfully managed to identify and isolate the contraband ethanol shipment.

The 57,600 litres of Ethanol had been neatly filled in 288 drums before loading in the four shipping containers. 

Using advanced Cargo X-Ray scanners at the ICDN, Safari, said the team had noted some discrepancy leading to ...
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