KRA intercepts 101 unaccustomed bags of sugar from Uganda

KRA intercepts 101 unaccustomed bags of sugar from Uganda

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has intercepted a tractor ferrying 101 bags of sugar, each 50Kgs branded Kaliro and Hoima suspected to have been smuggled from Uganda.

The bags’ market value is estimated to be Ksh.606,000.

Officers based at Suam Station, while acting on a tip-off from an informer, intercepted the tractor at the Rongai area in Chepchoina within Endebess sub-county in Trans Nzoia.

The sugar was concealed beneath maize cobs with the intention of hoodwinking enforcement agencies along the Kitale/Suam route. The consignment was seized and deposited at Suam Police Station and investigations are ongoing.

Possession of restricted goods is contrary to Section 200(d) (iii) of the East African Community Custom Management Act, 2004.

KRA encourages all taxpayers to pay their fair share of taxes and remain compliant with tax laws in order to avoid punitive enforcement measures including prosecution.

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