Fake Stamps and Alcoholic Drinks Seized In Kericho

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A contingent of officers from Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Wednesday raided a distillery in Kericho, Kenya's Rift Valley and recovered counterfeit alcoholic drinks and stamps.

The officers searched a residential property in Keongo village within the Nyagacho area, famous for packaging fast-moving, cheap spirits sold in local wines and spirits outlets.

Counterfeit alcoholic brands discovered during the raid were Best vodka, Space vodka, Kane Extra, Venice vodka and Tycoon vodka, among other brands popular with the youth.

Also recovered during the raid were rolls of counterfeit KRA stamps, drums full of ethanol, mixing buckets, assorted bottle tops and counterfeited stickers of various distillers.

The owner of the premises, Paul Kamau Kimani, immediately went into hiding and efforts to trace him are ongoing.

Meanwhile, a seizure notice was issued by KRA, and all the recovered exhibits were kept in the custody of KRA.

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