KRA destroy assorted contraband goods worth Kshs 1.8 million in Garissa
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials in Garissa today destroyed assorted contraband goods worth Kshs 1.8 million seized from smugglers.
Addressing the press Garissa County commissioner Meru Mwangi who oversaw the exercise at the Garissa dumpsite, the goods were intercepted by security officers at various entry points in June and July last year.
Security was tight at the venue to keep off would-be looters.
“The goods were seized during the ongoing multi-agency crackdown on illicit goods. Most of them were concealed to evade payment of tax (import duty), while some were found to be counterfeit or substandard products,” Mwangi said.
“The goods had been smuggled into the country from neighbouring Somali,” he added.
Some of the goods destroyed included 82 bags of sugar weighing 25 kg each, 234 bags of rice weighing 25 kgs each, 59 cartons of assorted powder, 75 rolls of textiles of 25 meters, 50 pieces of multivitamin syrups of 200 MLS, norfloxacin and metronidazole 96 pieces all valued at Kshs 1,870,250.