Police bust foreigners smuggling baby out of the country

Smuggling ring busted

Customs and Border Control authorities foil plan to smuggle baby out of Kenya to Tanzania

Authorities at the Kenya Tanzania border foiled a plan by three people to smuggle a one-month-old baby boy out of the country.

Kenya Revenue Authority Commissioners who discovered the smuggling of the baby said that the three attempted to bribe officials while they were being searched.

The one-month-old baby boy was rescued while being trafficked to Tanzania through the Isebania One Border Post in Migori County.

Commissioner, Customs and Border Control Kevin Safari said: “The infant appeared to be in good health and is currently in the care of the Customs Office pending further investigations by the Police.”

Rise in human smuggling

According to border authorities, investigations indicate that there is a cross-border syndicate where Kenyan babies are taken to Tanzania, issued with birth notification documents and returned to Kenya.

Several ID cards and sim cards were also found on the suspects, according to authorities.

Police and immigration officials have raised alarm over the increased cases in which aliens are nabbed in the country while in transit to either Tanzania or South Africa.

Cases of human trafficking have been on the rise with young men and women from the other countries attempting to find their way into South Africa through Kenya in search of employment.

Last week police nabbed 20 suspected illegal immigrants in Moyale, Isiolo and Marsabit in operations during a sting operation.

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