A team of detectives based at the Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit and Kenya Revenue Authority officials have seized a consignment of cigarettes worth over Ksh.32M.
The DCI say the load was impounded along Riara Roas near Shra Enginieering in Kahawa West, Nairobi.
“The consignment comprising of over 20,000 packets of popular Supermatch and Palma Safari cigarette brands was seized by the by the undercover team posing as potential clients at a residential house along Riara Road, near Shra Engineering in Kahawa West. Nairobi County,” DCI stated.
The detectives also discovered counterfeit stamps from KRA and the Uganda Revenue Authority as well as empty cigarettes stamps labelled British American Tobacco(BAT), Kenya and Supermatch.
One of the culprits, Veronicah Njeri was arrested and is been detained at Muthaiga police station before been presented in court.
The total tax lost through the smuggled cigarettes is estimated to be Ksh.18M.