Police Raid Chinese Chang’aa Den

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Police based in Athi River, on Friday, conducted a raid on a chang’aa den run by Chinese nationals at the Green Park Estate.

The bust led to the arrest of two Chinese, Wang Yalan and Ms Wang Haijian, who were allegedly running the distillery.

Area OCPD, Samuel Mkuusi,revealed that the two were arrested in one of the houses in the posh estate.

The wooden barrels seized by police during the raid

They are currently being held at Athi River Police Station, waiting to be arraigned in court on Monday.

During the raid, police also confiscated machinery that the foreigners were using to brew and distil the illegal drink.

Among the confiscated items were plastic drums used to ferment the ingredients of the brew, wooden barrels and a power monitor.

Police also found 3000 litres of the illicit liquor and 1000 litres of methanol.

This is the latest incident where Chinese nationals have been arrested conducting illegal business in Kenya.

In July, four citizens of the Asian nation were arrested in Maganyi Village, Sabatia Sub County, for allegedly being involved in illegal gold mining in Vihiga County.

Some of the ingredients the Chinese were using to brew the chang’aa

County Criminal Investigations Officer, Joshua Cheptoo, noted that the four were released but had to report to the police station regularly while investigations continue.

The power monitor installed in the compound where Chinese nationals were arrested running a distillery

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