Kasarani: Police Recover Over 5000 Litres Of Assorted Alcohol, Fake Stamps

Directorate of Criminal Investigations(DCI) detectives arrested one suspect and recovered a consignment of unaccustomed alcoholic drinks and fake Kenya Revenue Authority stamps in Kasarani, Nairobi County.

According to DCI, Johanes Odhiambo was arrested following an intelligence-led operation conducted by a multi-agency team comprising of officers from KRA and DCI.

“After receiving actionable intelligence, the team raided an unmarked go-down within Kasarani’s Vickens 30 Industrial park area where following a detailed search, the officers managed to recover an assortment of different types of spirits, 250ltrs drums of ethanol, assorted bottle lids and assorted counterfeit KRA stamps,” said the DCI.

Also recovered were 3 empty tanks of 3000ltrs, one 5000ltrs tank full of blended alcohol, and a 10,000ltrs tank containing 3000ltrs of blended alcoholic drink.

“Assorted empty alcohol bottles and a fully-fledged manufacturing and bottling plant were also discovered at the go-down,” the DCI added.

The scene has since been preserved for further processing and investigation by DCI’s Economic and Commercial Crimes Unit.

The suspect is being held at a police facility for questioning to provide leads for the apprehension of his 10 other accomplices who took off.