Gold worth Sh100 Million seized at JKIA

The man is still in custody

In a statement to newsrooms, the tax man said that the gold was in the custody of a 46-year-old Tanzanian man who was heading to Dubai from Mwanza.

KRA Customs officers and a team of security agencies attached at the airport are said to have recovered 32,255.50 grams of gold bars and an accompanying invoice of USD859,890, which is approximately Ksh100 million. 

Intelligence alert

The suspect was seized following an intelligence alert after he arrived at JKIA on Friday 16.

The suspect recorded a statement with a team from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation accompanied by Revenue Protection Service Officers from KRA’s Investigation and Enforcement Department.

The transportation is contrary to provisions of the East Africa Community, Customs Management Act 2004 Section 85(3) and Second Schedule Part B(4) which restricts the transiting of unwrought precious metals and precious stones across the region.

The gold bars are now under the custody of KRA, Customs and Border Control as investigations continue into the matter.

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