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32.5 tonnes of contraband milk powder seized in Kamakis

Operations Support Unit (OSU) detectives seized 32.5 tonnes of contraband milk powder at Kamakis area along the Eastern Bypass.

The consignment was discovered by an undercover detective who posed as a buyer before he was introduced to the owner of the goods by one Ali Noor.

“In the sting operation, an unsuspecting known broker in Eastleigh by the name Ali Noor directed an undercover hawkshaw to Kamakis area along Eastern Bypass, after he (officer) posed as a potential buyer.

On arrival, a KBP 480A Mitsubishi truck loaded with an agreed 150 bags each weighing 25Kg arrived. The agreed price was Sh16,500 per bag, translating to Sh2,475,000 in the transaction.

The truck was under the escort of the consignment owner one Joseph Waweru who was driving a Toyota Prado Reg. No. KDN 573V and who s believed to be the main supplier to business people within Nairobi.

Other detectives who were stealthily following pounced on the two suspects (Joseph Waweru and Ali Noor) but the youthful truck driver beetled off like a terrified rat.” said DCI

Upon interrogation, the detectives trace the godown of the owner at Twin Industrial Park Godowns within Ruai area off Eastern Bypass where another 1150 bags each weighing 25Kg of milk powder (5brands) and 289 bags each weighing 25Kg of Maize corn starch were recovered.

“Also inside the godown was a truck Reg No. KDG 087Z with 17 empty drums suspected to be used to transport Ethanol.

The brands of the milk powder include: 181 bags branded Fresh Dairy product of Brookside Uganda, 421 bags branded Gardo product of New Zealand, 485 bags of Non Dairy Creamer product of China, 56 bags branded SAMA product of New Zealand, 6 bags branded Lato product of Uganda & 289 bags of maize corn starch product of India.” said DCI

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