Vodka brands worth millions seized over fake stamps
Uncustomed alcoholic drinks most of which were Vodka brands worth millions of shillings were seized on Friday night.
According to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, verification of the consignment by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers established that the goods had been fixed with counterfeit stamps.
“This followed the interception of the Isuzu lorry that was ferrying them along Katutu-Kitui road, an operation that saw the arrest of three suspects including two dealers and the truck driver, Titus Kithama Kimwele,” the DCI said.
A multi-agency team intercepted the suspects transporting the drinks to various wines and spirits shops across the country.
Reports indicate that more recoveries were made at the wholesale and retail shops of the two dealers: Gladys Ndanu Mukei and Dickson Wanyoike, the owners of Spikes Wines and Spirits and Jamlock Distributors.
More investigations are ongoing.