Detectives on Monday seized 3,000 litres of ethanol which had been smuggled into the country.
The ethanol was in 120 drums of 250 litres each in a truck and was concealed with 29 bags of maize, each weighing 100 kgs.
The driver of the truck is on the run.
The truck whose registration number is KBW 742Y ZD 4870 according to sleuths is registered to Kennedy Gathena Njoroge.
The intelligence team that led the operation said the owner of the truck is a known smuggler and has been on their radar for a month.
The truck was intercepted at Makhtau after it crossed the porous border to get into the main road from Taveta to Voi.
Following the detention of the truck, multi-agency team drawn from the Revenue Protection Services and C&BC officers were dispatched to scene on Tuesday to verify the contents of the truck.
The team confirmed that the truck had 120 drums of 250 litres each of ethanol, 29 100 Kg bags of maize and another 31 bags of approximately 15kgs each.
The illicit ethanol and the maize is valued at Sh7 million.