NAIROBI, Kenya, Nov 22 – Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in collaboration with the Multi-Agency team in Moyale have intercepted a consignment of seven thousand litres of diesel fuel smuggled from Ethiopia.
The consignment was intercepted at a residential house at Gurumesa area.
The team was acting on a tip-off and raided the house where they found 350 (20 litres each) Jericans ten of which were filled with diesel valued at Sh800, 000.
The team also impounded a lorry, which was filled with 6,800 litres of diesel. The vehicle was found parked at the residential house.
During the operation, two suspects, a petroleum dealer in Moyale and an Ethiopian national were arrested and are currently being held at Moyale Police Station as investigations continue.
Samples of the petroleum product have been forwarded for further analysis.
KRA has enhanced vigilance at the country’s border points as part of key measures geared towards stepping up the fight against illicit trade and counterfeits.
“Apart from revenue collection, KRA’s mandated extends to protecting the society from proliferation of harmful products,” the Authority says in a statement.