A consignment of fake gold has been discovered at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI).
DCI said the gold was found from a strong room belonging to Swissport Transit Freight station.
They were in 31 boxes received from Uganda. They had been stored at the airport by shadowy businessmen, dealing in the lucrative gold business on the pretext that it was cargo awaiting transit to different destinations across the world.
The unscrupulous traders are said to have settled on Swissport freight since it provides ground and cargo handling services in major airports across the globe to store their fake consignments to avoid detection by detectives.
The individuals work in partnership with some state agencies and government officials to conduct their illegal business.
According to DCI, they have been luring unsuspecting investors to view the gold at the customs offices at JKIA and once at the airport; they are taken to Swissport’s strong room, where the fake gold bars are displayed.
The buyer is then asked to make payment on the pretext that the gold will be shipped to any destination of their choice across the globe.
However, when the transaction is complete, the phoney traders go underground.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.