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Police seize more than 1,000 bags of contraband white rice

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations have confiscated more than 1,000 bags of suspected contraband white rice.

During an operation conducted on Wednesday night in Kirinyaga County, Mwea East, a trailer, which was ferrying the rice, was also impounded.

The police believe the rice originated from Pakistan.

The rice is under police custody as officers continue with investigations.

The past week has seen an assortment of counterfeit products confiscated by detectives from DCI and the Anti Counterfeit Agency (ACA).

Among the goods which have been seized are fake fragrances and cosmetic products, estimated to be Sh1.5 million, which were impounded at Madora store and two suspects arrested.

In another incident, two suspects were arrested on suspicion of selling counterfeit medicines. The suspects were found in possession of several packs of suspected anti-snake venom “Puff Udder”.

Meanwhile, in yet another incident, counterfeit phones valued at Sh8million were recovered from several shops situated along Luthuli Avenue within Nairobi’s CBD and six suspects arrested.