KRA agents together with a multi-agency group recovered 4.8kg of gold that the suspects were smuggling through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
According to a report from the Kenya Revenue Authority, 30 women were nabbed, among them 10 Somalia nationals and 5 Kenyans yesterday night, in possession of unlicensed gold jewelry at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
KRA added its agents based at JKIA identified the suspects who were to fly from Nairobi.
They were to take to board Qatar Airways flight 1342 already on transit to Doha, going to Mumbai, India, onboard QR flight 558 at 8:50pm.
Customs officials inspected the passengers and recovered atleast 4.8kg of unlicensed gold and jewelry. The market price of the gold is reported to be worth Sh31 million.
All travellers are advised to present their cargo for inspection at the ports of entry and exit as per the regulations.
The passengers are connected to three other women travellers who were nabbed with 1kg of smuggled gold after reaching Mumbai on August 19, 2021,” read the report in part.
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