Kenya: KRA Intercepts Three High End Vehicles Worth Sh40 Million

13 August 2019

Nairobi — The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has once again detained three concealed high-end cars valued at Sh40 million.

The three vehicles which include two Range Rovers and a Mercedes Benz were seized at the Port of Mombasa following an intensified crackdown against the importation of contraband goods.

KRA Commissioner, Customs and Border Control Kevin Safari said A multi-agency verification at the Container Freight Station where the cargo was held for confirmation, showed that the container declared to be loaded with household goods was loaded with the high-end vehicles.

"On 30th July 2019, Customs Enforcement Southern Region received scanner alert pointing towards mis-declaration of a 40-foot container. The container which had been declared to contain personal and household effects were inspected non-intrusively using the Customs X ray scanner in Mombasa," he says.

"The scanner image revealed that the contents of the container were three high-end motor vehicles, inconsistent with the declaration," he adds.

Safari explained that the image the image analysis declaration inconsistencies automatically called for 100 percent physical verification of goods.

The exporter is said to be from United Kingdom cargo manifest showed that the cargo was from United Kingdom, destined to Kampala, Uganda.

"From the preliminary findings at the verification process, it is highly suspected that the three motor vehicle units were stolen from the United Kingdom," said the Tax Collector.

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