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Police impound trucks with contraband sugar in Rongo

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Police have impounded nine trucks ferrying contraband sugar in Rongo Migori County.

The sugar was reportedly destined for Sukari Sugar Factory in Ndhiwa Constituency Homabay County.

They were impounded at a roadblock near Rongo town by the county government askaris.

The trucks were moved to Rongo Police Station and their drivers locked up.

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Migori county police boss Joseph Nthenge said they were investigating the documentation of the consignments and if they were cleared by the relevant agencies.

Residents of Rongo said the trailers were being driven fast in a convoy.

“One of the drivers attempted to negotiate their freedom from the council askaris but they stood firm and called the police,” said Mr Kevin Owino, a roadside vendor.

In Tharaka-Nithi, security officers on Tuesday seized 800 bags of suspected contraband sugar in Chuka town.