Coast Regional Commissioner John Elungata has ordered the security agencies to launch a large-scale anti-smuggling crackdown across the region.
Elungata directed security personnel and the Kenya Revenue Authority officers along the Kenya-Tanzania border in Kwale County to do a more thorough inspection of goods.
He said for an effective crackdown on smuggling and contraband goods a joint multiagency anti-smuggling operation would be launched.
Elungata urged the border officials in Vanga and Shimoni border points to crack down hard on the rampant smuggling of contraband goods from Tanzania.
He said tighter border checks would discourage smuggling, enhance revenue collection and ensure the economy does not suffer as a result.
The RC also visited the Lunga Lunga One-Stop Border Post where he also chaired a security meeting about curbing the smuggling of goods.