$1 million dollar gold seized at Nairobi airport

By Staff Reporter
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials have intercepted gold worth 100 million Kenyan Shillings (about US$1 million) at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport in the capital Nairobi.
According to Kenya’s Standard Media, at least 32, 255.50 grams of gold bars and an accompanying invoice of the amount were found on a 46-year-old Tanzanian man.
One KRA official  said the suspect was seized following intelligence alert after arriving at JKIA on February 16.
He was on board Precision Airlines from Mwanza via Kilimanjaro and was heading to Dubai aboard Kenya Airways.
The unidentified man was seized by KRA customs officers and a team of security agencies attached to the airport.
The gold bars are under the custody of KRA’s Customs and Border Control as police continue with investigations.



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