Two people are being detained in Kenya after being arrested in possession of fake goods worth thousands of dollars.
Kenya’s Anti Counterfeit Agency (ACA), in operation spearheaded by the National Police Service on Wednesday evening, nabbed a man in possession of fake electronic goods valued at US$50,000 in Nairobi.
The products included flash disks, phone chargers, earphones, headsets and assorted packaging materials.
Elsewhere, police also arrested a driver of a Toyota vehicle that was ferrying counterfeit cigarettes worth US$20,000 to Uganda.
The goods were impounded along Webuye-Malaba highway in Bungoma County, Western Kenya.
The local authorities said the police were forced to shoot at the tyre of the vehicle after the driver refused to stop for checks.
“This vehicle was moving very fast. The driver violated the traffic law, so the best option to make him stop was to flatten the tyre to immobilize it and to check what was happening,’ said the area’s assistant police boss.
“This will serve as an example to other culprits engaging in such businesses, I ask drivers to follow traffic rules and regulations as well as respect the orders by the police while on the road,” he added.
The duo will be arraigned in court upon completion of investigations.