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Illicit alcohol confiscated in Rachuonyo East Sub County

Over  5000  sachets of second generation alcohol of unknown value were confiscated by Security Officers in Rachuonyo East Sub  County  on  Thursday  evening.

The  illegal alcohol,  Simba  Waragi packed in five sacks of 90 kg each were intercepted at Kawuor and Kasewe locations  when the owner was preparing to distribute them at a local pub within Kadongo trading centre.

Speaking  to KNA, Rachuonyo East Deputy County Commissioner (DCC), Jack  Obuo  and the area Sub County Police  Commander (SCPC), Charles  Barasa  said that the liquor was transported in the area last week from unknown  location and  was ready to be sold at  various pubs in the region.

Obuo said  that police officers received information regarding stocking of the illegal alcohol from concerned members of  the public. The liquor was set for transportation to a local pub within Kadongo when the police intercepted it.

He  added  that  the owner of the illicit brew managed to escape police arrest after receiving information that the officers  were  going to conduct a raid at his place.

The  DCC said  they  have  launched manhunt for the suspect who is still at large adding that the illegal alcohol

was  later  burnt  after interception.

He  warned  the traders in the area to desist from engaging in illegal alcohol, saying anybody who will be found dealing  with  the business will face arrest and prosecution.

By  KNA.

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