DCI Nabs Fraudsters in Illegal Mercury Trade Along Narok-Bomet Highway
Officers from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), on Monday, arrested fraudsters involved in the trade of mercury.
The three men were identified as Saini Rajipal Singh, Samson Ngugi Mahara and George Mwanthi.
They were intercepted along Narok–Bomet Highway.
According to the detectives, the three had fraudulently obtained money with a false promise to provide mercury
“Three men – Saini Rajipal Singh, Samson Ngugi Mahara (and) George Mwanthi – were nabbed yesterday along Narok- Bomet Highway.
“The suspects fraudulently obtained money with the false promise that they were to sell to the complainants an antique iron box that allegedly contained mercury,” posted DCI on social media.
In a separate incident on Friday, January 18, DCI sleuths also intercepted a lorry that was allegedly transporting several litres of ethanol, a highly inflammable product.
The detectives, who were based in Naivasha, arrested one person for allegedly transporting the product believed to have been smuggled from Tanzania.
The product was safely covered with silver cyprinid (omena) to disguise its appearance from the authorities.
Mercury is considered a harmful product to living things with negative effects on the nervous, digestive and immune systems, lungs and kidneys and may also cause death.
Ethanol is equally as dangerous.
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