KRA officers arrest truck driver along Bumala-Funyula road with smuggled ethanol

By The Weekly Vision Online

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) investigators early this week intercepted a lorry ferrying thirty drums (7500 litres) of extra neutral spirit.

Investigators acting on a tip-off managed to intercept ethanol that was concealed in sacks containing beans and rice bran along Bumala Funyula road, within Busia County on 14th August 2021.

The truck together with the goods were detained at Sio- Port Customs Station. The driver Mr. Omondi Owour has been charged before Mumias Law court for conveying and being in possession of uncustomed and restricted goods contrary to Section 199(b) and Sec 200 of the East Africa Community Customs Management Act 2004 respectively.

The suspect pleaded not guilty and was released on a bond of Kshs. 50,000 or cash bail of similar amount. Mention of the case is set for 31st August 2021.

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