Detectives Impounded Illegally Repackaged Sugar In Kisii

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Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers on Monday nabbed illegally repacked sugar in Kenyenya, Kisii County, southwestern Kenya.

Acting on a tip from the public, area police chief Charles Opondo confirmed the arrest of a middle-aged woman who reportedly participated with other individuals in repackaging.

The sugar was labelled with labels such as Mara, Sony, and other local millers to hide its true origin.

The suspects were discovered working in a filthy facility using banned polythene and no weighing devices.

Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) officials have initiated investigations, and the sugar will be tested in a lab.

The DCI has begun a manhunt for individuals suspected of being involved in the illegal sugar trade in the area.

This comes as the government continues its statewide crackdown on illicit sugar, which is said to have entered the country despite being detected by authorities.

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