The gang who were using over 30 vehicles and an unknown number of motorcycles whose number plates had been concealed barricaded the road and tried to seize the 400 bags if sugar and free the suspects who had earlier been arrested.
The truck which had earlier been detained at Chwele police station was being escorted to Kisumu by DCI detectives and critical infrastructure protection unit officers attached to the Kenya Revenue Authority.
Three of the vehicles used by the suspects and a motorcycle were impounded. One suspect was also killed while ten others were arrested.
One officer was also attacked and seriously injured by the suspects leaving him with serious injuries on the chest and limbs.
Crude weapons that were in possession of the gang were also recovered and the suspects have been detained as the police continue with their investigations.
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