Billions worth of contraband sugar dumped into the Indian Ocean
400 tons of sugar was dumped in the Indian Ocean after Kenya Ports Authority intercepted the 38 billion Shillings worth of contraband.
In a report from The Star Kenya, the sugar was concealed in 16 containers signed off as machine parts, each containing 500 bags each weighing 50kg.
Trade Cabinet Secretary Aden Mohamed and his Tourism counterpart Najib Balala witnessed as the sugar was emptied into the Indian Ocean.
CS Mohamed detests illegal imports saying it denies government much-needed revenue and hurts local industries.
“We will be destroying any contraband good on site here at the port. To make an example of people like these, we have taken the decision to destroy the 400 tonnes by pouring it into the ocean,” he said adding that those who feel aggrieved by the government’s action regarding the matter are free to move to court.