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Enforcement Inspection- KRA

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in conjunction with the multi-agency team charged with combating illicit trade on Friday impounded more than 1,600 cartons of alcoholic products bearing fake excise stamps.

The products, which have a market value of Sh12 million ($110,518.94), were seized at a Thika-based plant in Kiambu County. The products branded Fiesta Special Ice, were packed in 10-litre bottles.

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Earlier last week, the multi-agency team had received intelligence alert that a six-wheeler lorry was ferrying spirituous drinks affixed with suspected fake excise stamps. The lorry was intercepted and upon verification, it was confirmed that indeed the products were bearing counterfeit excise stamps.

The lorry was driven to the factory alleged to be manufacturing the drinks where more casks were seized with counterfeit excise stamps.

A statement from the taxman noted that a verification exercise was carried out at the …