Gold, Jewellery Worth $310000 Confiscated At Kenya’s Airport

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs Officers on Tuesday night intercepted approximately 4.88 kilograms of gold and jewellery that was being smuggled through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

This was after Customs Officers stationed at JKIA identified a group of approximately 30 female Kenyan travellers who were departing from Nairobi to Mumbai, India, through Doha.

“During a body search, the Customs Officers in conjunction with the Multi-Agency team discovered approximately 4.88kgs of undeclared gold & jewellery from 15 female passengers,” said the KRA.

The 15 women who were on board the flight were asked to cancel the flight to allow for further investigations.

The intercepted gold and jewellery have been deposited in the Customs warehouse.

The travellers are directly associated with three female travellers earlier intercepted entering Mumbai with approximately 1 kg of gold concealed internally on 19th August 2021.

KRA has encouraged passengers to declare all cargo/items at the Ports of entry and exit as required under the provisions of the Second and Third Schedules of the EAC Customs Management Act, 2004.

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