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KRA foils smuggling of explosive material

12 July 2012, 19:23

Nairobi – The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) says it has thwarted plans to smuggle into the country dangerous ingredients that could be used to make explosives.

KRA Head of Marketing and Communication Kennedy Onyonyi said officers at the Namanga border on Tuesday confiscated 20 bags containing sodium benzoate and another 20 with potassium nitrate crystalline when they raided a go-down.

Potassium nitrate is used in the manufacture of fireworks, matches, gunpowder and agricultural fertilizer among others.

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