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Contraband sugar seized in Eastleigh contain Mercury


The bags of contraband sugar that were seized from a warehouse in Nairobi’s Eastleigh area have mercury and copper components.

Interior CS Dr Fred Matiang’i today said chemical analysis on some of the over 1,000 sacks of contraband sugar also revealed copper contamination.

The sugar was seized in warehouses in Eastleigh, Ruiru and Nairobi’s Industrial Area.

Machines used to package and repackage the illegally imported sugar were also impounded in the police raids.

The Interior CS made the revelations when he inspected the contraband sugar and other products at the Directorate of Criminal Investigations in Nairobi.