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Wash Wash? KRA Officers Arrest Kenyan With Sh238 Million In Cash at JKIA

by Musa Abdirahman

A Kenyan national who was arriving into the country through the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) from Bujumbura in Rwanda on Thursday, February 17, 2022 found himself in trouble after Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) customs officers bounced on him.

This is after the officers intercepted Ksh. 238 million in foreign currency from him.

Reports indicate that the suspect had arrived in the country with the money packed as a parcel containing 2 million US dollars.

The money was seized following a wrongful declaration on the intended destination.

Upon arrival, the passenger made a declaration of the currency indicating the origin as Banque de Credit de Bujumbura (BCB) to a recipient Brinks Global Services, Kenya.

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After clearance by Customs Unit at the airport, the traveller later, presented the same money at the Swissport Cargo shed with different export documents for shipment to Global Services, UK.

The documents produced to support the export request were different from those produced on entry into the country.

After noting the inconsistencies in information provided by the passenger, KRA has invited Asset Recovery Agency (ARA) to assist in investigating the matter as a possible money-laundering attempt. The money has been held and the matter is under investigation.

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