The Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) detectives have arrested three people with a lorry full of uncustomed alcoholic drinks.
On the new year’s eve, uncustomed alcoholic drinks worth millions of shillings and which were destined to various wines and spirits shops across the country were seized by a multi-agency team.
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.
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 & Spirits and Jamlock Distributors respectively.
Verification of the consignment by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officers established that the goods, most of which were Vodka brands, had been fixed with counterfeit stamps.
More investigations still ongoing.
This is coming at a time that lives are being lost due to overindulging in uncustomed cheap alcoholic drinks.
Last week, 3 people died after a drinking spree in Bungoma. The three succumbed to alcohol poisoning after galloping a mixture of uncustomed liquor brands.