KRA seizes 400kg of explosives at Isebania town

A Kenya truck passing the Isebania border post to Tanzania on Wednesday

By MN Reporter

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has impounded 400 kilograms of explosives at Isebania border town with Tanzania.

The Authority’s Customs and Border Control Department intercepted 2,560 pieces of suspected explogel explosiveswith a brand name, Explogel V6.

On her press release western Kenya Regional Coordinator MMercy Njuguna said the consignment was stuffed in polypropylene bags and packed in 16 cartons each weighing 25 kilograms.

She said the haul was manufactured in South Africa and their value was yet to be ascertained.

“The KRA and Police officer while acting on a tip off after getting the information that some  illegal goods had been stored in a warehouse around Isebania town managed to intercept the consignment,” she said.

She said the haul had been ferried from Tanzania into the country using motorcycles illegally.

One suspect was arrested and handed over to Anti Terror Police Unit awaiting for completion of investigations and prosecution.

The goods have been stored at the Customs warehouse in Isebania.

“The Kenya Revenue Authority will continue working with the multi-agency team to ensure that security is beefed along the borders. The operation will enable KRA  eliminate illicit trade along the borders,” She said.