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68 Premises closed as crackdown on illicit brews and drugs continues

68 Premises closed as crackdown on illicit brews and drugs continues

Busia, Tuesday, March 26, 2024 KNA by Salome Alwanda

More than 60 bars operating without required licenses have been closed down following the directive by the Cabinet Secretary for Interior, Kithure Kindiki early this month.

Addressing the press in his office on Tuesday, Busia County Police Commander Ahmed Abdille said that 59 persons have been arrested in connection with the illegal operations, arraigned in court and fined a total of Sh1,353,000.

Abdille added that the multi-agency team has managed to impound 216.5 litres of changaa, 5,709 litres of kangara, 2,890 litres of traditional brews and 13 crates of Ugandan branded beer.

He further said that 62 kilograms of bhang and 109 rolls of bhang have also been intercepted during the countrywide crackdown exercise.

The official stated that the exercise had a challenge since sale of chang’aa and bhangi was legalized.

Abdille however expressed commitment that the crackdown will continue until the illegal businesses are wiped out of Busia County.

Courtesy; KNA

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