Coffee smuggling turned scores into millionaires

Security officers inspect coffee smuggled from Uganda and intercepted on the way to the Mombasa port. Photo/FILE

They called it “Black Gold” – and every night, especially between 1974 and 1978, trucks weighed down by thousands of bags of smuggled coffee rumbled along the narrow village roads of Chepkube on Kenya-Uganda border under the cover of darkness.

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