Kisii County Director of Criminal Investigation (DCI) and police officers in a Monday, May 22 morning sting operation seized illegally repackaged sugar in Magena, Kisii County.
The police acted after receiving a tip off from members of the public.
The area OCPD Charles Opondo while confirming the raid on illegal sugar, said they arrested a middle-aged woman alleged to be colluding with crooked business individuals in the area.
According to reports, the suspects repackage sugar from Tanzania and Uganda into sacks labelled Mara, Sony and other local sugar mills.
Moreover, the suspects were found operating in a filthy environment without any weighing machines during the police raid.
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The OCPD reported that they have already alerted Kenya Bureau of Standards (KEBS) and National Environment Management Authority (NEMA) officials to probe the matter before subjecting the sugar to a lab test.
Nonetheless, the DCI detectives have launched a manhunt for the suspects believed to be behind the illegal sugar business in Mogonga, Kenyenya, Ogembo and in Kisii.
According to the area residents, they suspected something wrong going on in the premises as its gate was constantly closed.
This arrest comes even as the government continues with a countrywide elimination on illegal sugar alleged to have been sneaked into the country even though it had been flagged by authorities.
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