The Kenya Revenue Authority has today destroyed illicit and contraband goods worth Ksh. 1 Billion.
The goods which consisted of beer, wines and spirits and cigarettes also had a tax value of Ksh. 400 million.
According to the KRA Deputy Commissioner Ann Irungu the goods which were seized from the buyers in the last financial year, contained fake stamps.
Majority of the goods were seized through enforcement, intelligence and data driven methods brought in multi-agency operation.
The operation was conducted in partnership with KEBS, NACADA and Public Health Officers.
“This is an important initiative and a big step in fighting illicit trade that has tampered with revenue mobilization,” said Irungu.
“The exercise will serve as a warning to those who practice illicit trade and dealers of contraband and counter-fate goods, “she further stated.
Goods destroyed today were from the Rift Valley and Central region.
The KRA has launched a sensitization exercise on the negative effects of illicit goods. The authority is also investing in technology that is the modern scanners.