Police impound 185 bags of suspected contraband sugar

Police in Kisii have impounded 185 bags of suspected contraband sugar from Kisii Discount Store in Kisii town Monday evening.

Area OCPD, Francis Nguli led a team of security officers during the exercise that left residents shocked on how they had come close to consuming the sugar said to be laced with mercury.

Addressing the press after the 50 kg bags marked Trans Mara Sugar Company were loaded into a police truck, Nguli warned that no business with contraband good will be spared in the ongoing exercise on the area.

He said the commodity will undergo analysis with the help of KEBS and Government chemist to ascertain its content before action is taken accordingly.

The owner of the business, Patel Bhagat said he was an innocent businessman who had bought the consignment through right procedures.

He said the product was purchased from Trans Mara Sugar Industries and Sukari Industries but denied repackaging.

Those interviewed decried illegal business by persons determined to make quick cash at any expense.

They queried how contraband products could find its way into the country, and through all checks into the county, but applauded interior CS, Dr. Fred Matiangi, President Uhuru Kenyatta and Raila Odinga for their concern for common mwananchi.

Source: Kenya News Agency