DCI raids a third alcohol manufacturer over tax evasion

Police on Saturday night raided Two Cousins Distillers Limited in Thika as part of an investigation into allegations of tax evasion and other offences.

Via Twitter on Sunday, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) explained that the raid came after officers confiscated contraband goods en route to Karuri, Kiambu County.

“The driver of the vehicle was arrested and investigations led DCI detectives to Two Cousins Distillers-Munene Industry,” DCI said.

It did not however give details of the investigation but said Two Cousins was placed under tight security following the operation led by the Flying Squad.

It added that the directors of the company were at large.

This comes after on February 24, Platinum Distillers Limited, an alcoholic drinks manufacturer based in Ruiru, was closed down over an alleged plot to evade payment of up to Sh14 million in taxes.

Also early in February, African Spirits was found in possession of ethanol of questionable quality and suspected fake KRA stamps following a raid officers from the Flying Squad, the KRA and the DCI.

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