Three businessmen have been charged with counts relating to smuggling of 350 bags of maize worth Kshs 800,000 in taxes.
Appearing before Busia Law courts Senior Principal Magistrate Phoebe Kulecho the trio Joseph Kiprono and Mugisha Moses were jointly charged for the crime.
Issa Abuneri Ingati separately faced similar charges of being in possession of uncustomed goods contrary to section 200(d)iii as read with section 210 and 211 of the EACCMA,2004 and that of conveying uncustomed goods contrary to section 199 (b) as read with section 199(c|) EACCMA,2004.
Joseph and Mugisha were intercepted by Adungosi Police Station Officers while transporting 200 bags of uncustomed maize worth Kshs 460,000 in taxes on 9th March this year at Among’ura- Amaase Murram road Teso South within Busia County.
Similarly, Issa was intercepted while transporting 15o bags of uncustomed maize worth 345,000 on the same date and area. He too denied the charges.
The traders denied the offences and were each released on bond of Kshs 200,000 or bail of Kshs 100,000.
Their case will be mentioned on the March 25th and heard on May 6th 2021.