The contraband sugar which was impounded by police in Isiolo on Saturday January 16, 2016. It is believed to have have been illegally imported from Dubai and destined for Nairobi. PHOTO | VIVIAN JEBET | NATION MEDIA GROUP
The sugar was seized in Baasa Location, Merti Sub-County, about 200 kilometres from Isiolo Town.
Baasa Location chief had raised an alert about the suspected smugglers who drove through a bush to avoid arrest along Isiolo-Merti road.
The sugar enters Somalia through Kismayu, Mogadishu and Basaso ports for onward transit to Kenya.