How KRA Confiscated Uncleared Gold and Jewelry Worth Ksh.31 Million At JKIA
On Tuesday, Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Officers discovered roughly 4.88 kilograms of unaccounted gold and jewelry worth Ksh.31 million smuggled through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).
Customs Investigators found the unaccounted for jewelry during a body search of 15 female passengers in partnership with the Multi-Agency team.
The flight's 15 female occupants were instructed to deplane so that further investigations could be undertaken.
This occurred when Customs Officers stationed at JKIA identified a group of roughly 30 female Kenyan passengers traveling from Nairobi to Mumbai, India, through Doha.
Customs Officers discovered the unaccounted for jewelry during a body search of 15 female passengers in collaboration with the Multi-Agency team.
"The flight's 15 female passengers were ordered to deplane so that additional investigations can be undertaken. The gold and jewellery confiscated have been lodged in a Customs facility "In a statement, the taxman said.
The passengers are directly related to three female travelers earlier apprehended entering Mumbai with about 1 Kilogram of gold concealed internally on August 19, 2021," the statement read.
KRA, therefore, urges travelers to declare all cargo items are at the entry and exit ports as required by the provisions of the EAC Customs Management Act,2004 Second and Third schedules.