Police in Kwale last night seized 300 bags of suspected contraband sugar as it was being offloaded at Bodo/Shirazi beach landing site. Kenya Revenue Authority and Kenya Bureau of Standards officials accompanied the police during the operation.
The consignment, estimated Sh1.8 million, is suspected to have been imported illegally from Tanzania.
Matuga police Joel Chesire told journalists in his Kwale office that they received a tip about the consignement from the public.
“We got a report of a suspicious consignment of sugar. Officers impounded the cargo before it got to the market,” he said.
A prominent businesswoman in Msambweni in Kwale county was arrested following the discovery.
Two drivers and two loaders were also nabbed.