DCI, KRA close operations of Africa Spirit in Thika, seize Sh1.2bn counterfeit stamps, illicit products.

DCI boss George Kinoti with KRA and DCI officers during the raid at Africa Spirit Limited, Thika

The Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) and Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Friday raided Africa Spirit Limited  in Thika and seized an estimated 21 million counterfeit excise stamps and 312,000 litres of illicit products valued at Sh1.2 billion.

Consequently, they arrested its Production Manager and are seeking to close the factory to facilitate investigations.

“This operation is part of the Government ongoing campaign against illicit trade aimed at ensuring compliance with tax and consumer protection laws,” read a joint statement from KRA and DCI.
DCI said the Directors of the Company and other senior management are being sought
Africa Spirits is a licensed manufacturer of portable spirits including Glen Rock, Legend Black, Blue Moon, Legend Brandy, Gypsy King and Furaha.

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