The Kenyan anti-counterfeit agency, in collaboration with Interpol, has reportedly intercepted a container of counterfeit Colgate-Palmolive brand soap and beauty products at the port of Mombasa. Originating in China and on transit to the Democratic Republic of Congo, the container evidently contained 2,976 pieces of Pharmapur soaps, 3,600 pieces of high mercuric iodine extra Clair soap and 129,816 pieces of medisoft soap, with a total estimated value of €100,000 ($132,460). According to sources, the products contain hazardous chemicals used for skin bleaching that purportedly cause skin cancer. “We are investigating to ascertain the real owner of the products so that we can take the necessary action on them,” said Mombasa County Anti-counterfeit Officer Casper Oluoch. “We shall not allow anyone to trade on counterfeits. We are alert and will not allow any counterfeits into our country.” According to the agency, most counterfeits are declared as transit goods to evade verification. Evidently, the goods have not been claimed. See allafrica.com, August 1, 2013.