Kenya Revenue Authority in conjunction with a multi agency team have impounded about 4.8 kilograms of Gold that was being smuggled through Jomo Kenyatta International Airport. According to reports retrieved from Kenya Revenue Authority by Standard Digital, 30 women were allegedly arrested on Tuesday night with undeclared gold jewelry at JKIA.[Photo Courtesy]
According to a statement by KRA, they stationed some of their officers at JKIA who identified the women who were departing from Nairobi. It believed that the 30 ladies were about to aboard Qatar airways and then fly to Doha. It was however unfortunate to them as the KRA officers together with the multi agency team reached at them before they could fly.
They recovered the expensive jewelry which is estimated to cost almost KSH.30 million. The incident happened after custom officers searched their luggages and then discovered the undeclared gold in their possession. According to the law at the ports, all those who are exiting or entering the country must declare their cargo before they proceed to the next step.
The women are also linked to other three female travellers who were arrested with one kilogram of smuggled gold upon entering Mumbai on August 19, 2021. All the woman who were on board the flight were then asked to alight from the flight to give room for investigations. The jewelry was deposited at the custom warehouse as they await the investigation to be completed.
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