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Detectives raid house, nab consignment of counterfeit liquor in Thika

Detectives and officials from the Kenya Revenue Authority have impounded a consignment of counterfeit alcoholic drinks. 

The over 300 cartons of counterfeited drinks whose safety to consumers could not be immediately ascertained, were packaged in branded bottles that are popular with the youth including, Kane Extra, King Vodka, Nest Vodka, Hunters Vodka, Chrome Vodka, Blue Ice Vodka, Konyagi, Triple Ace, Hunters Vodka, K.C Vodka, Kibao among others. 

Earlier, the detectives had raided a residential property at Mugi Court in Makongeni area of Thika West Sub-County, where empty bottles of different brands, hundreds of liters of ethanol and the illegal consignment was confiscated. 

KRA officers confirmed that the seized drinks had counterfeited revenue stamps affixed on them. 

The recovery comes days after the detectives arrested suspects engaged in the printing of fake KRA stamps including those from neighboring countries of Uganda and Tanzania.

The ongoing operation follows a recent directive by His Excellency President William Ruto to the police, to conduct intelligence led operations targeting counterfeit goods, after it was discovered that crooked businessmen had devised new ways of evading taxation.

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