Ports, jetties, targeted in renewed war against drugs
SEE ALSO: Modern Coast, NTSA in cat and mouse gameHe said through manipulation of technology, some Kenyans were increasingly turning the country's territorial waters into crime theatres. "The rate of smuggling of contraband... through our territorial waters has been increasing in the recent past," said Matiang'i, who cited dumping of substandard and counterfeit goods as a consequence of this practice. Matiang'i said the illegal trade was now known to be an avenue for terrorist funding. Mr Haji said unregulated trade through ports and other entry points exposed Kenya to a high risk of criminal trade. Both were addressing delegates from the Judiciary, security, Central Bank and other institutions attending a stakeholders' conference in Mombasa, yesterday. The DPP said malfeasance and complex crimes at the Mombasa port, the key port on the East African Coast, had repercussions across East and Central Africa.
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