The Kenya Revenue Authority has seized a shipment of smuggled ethanol declared as imported spaghetti at the Inland Container Depot in Nairobi.
The consignment was intercepted by the KRA Customs and Border Control unit
The consignment believed to be Imported from the United Arab Emirates with an assessed tax value of more than 15 million shillings, hidden in four 20-foot containers that arrived at the Kenya Ports Authority.
The 57,600 litres of ethanol had been neatly filled in 288 drums before loading in the four shipping containers imported and masked with a total of 10,600 packages of spaghetti.
The KRA officers in conjunction with the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have launched a probe against the importers and the clearing agent.