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Police at Kenya's Busia border town have seized 88 bags of contraband sugar with an estimated value of $15,000, the East African reported

The illegal goods, which were packed in 50kg bags, are suspected to have been smuggled into Kenya from neighbouring Uganda thorough the porous border.

Busia County Commander Wambua Katithi on Sunday said 68 bags of the sweetener were found at a warehouse at Bulanda on the outskirts of Busia, while 20 others were confiscated in Butula.

“We have arrested one suspect in Bumala who was transporting 20 bags of sugar in a Probox to an unknown destination. In total, we have impounded 88 bags each weighing 50kgs,” Mr Katithi said.

-  African News Agency (ANA)