Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs officers based at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) in liaison with officers from the Multi-Agency Team have intercepted 5703 kilograms of live crabs worth Kshs. 1.2 million ($10537).
The crabs were packed in 282 cartons destined for export to China.
"Crabs are a restricted commodity for export out of the country," said KRA
Upon questioning, a clearing agent from Drenal Enterprises Limited informed the officers that the consignment originated from Kilifi County, coastal part of the country, and was booked for export to China by Weida Investment Ltd.
According to the taxmen, the clearing agent presented permit documents from the Kenya Fisheries Services (KFS) that were declared non-authentic by KFS.
The consignment is currently being held in custody as KRA awaits further instructions from KFS.©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.