The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers have impounded 631 drums with over 157,000 litres of ethanol in Nairobi.
The ethanol was impounded at a go-down located in Viken Thirty Industrial Park along Eastern by- pass Nairobi County.
Two suspects were who found inside the go-down namely Martin Nganga Mwangi and Julius Njoroge Mburu were arrested. The suspects will be arraigned in court once investigations are completed.
The goods, which were intercepted on 7th September 2021, have an estimated tax value of Kshs. 55,014,173.
The operation happened after KRA officers received intelligence that the go-down was suspected to be storing drums of liquid suspected to be ethanol.
Customs Investigations and Revenue Protection Service officers from KRA rushed to the scene and with assistance of DCI Officers conducted a full verification of the goods to confirm the description and quantities stored in the go-down.
The duo will be charged for being in possession of uncustomed goods is a violation of law under Section 200 (d) (iii) as read with section 210 (c) of The East African Community Customs Management Act (EACCMA), 2004.