KRA intensifies vigilance at all ports of entry to secure Kenya from illicit trade

KRA intensifies vigilance at all ports of entry to secure Kenya from illicit trade
  • The Kenya Revenue Authority customs officers have intercepted bhang and heroin both valued at sh 2.1 million as crackdown on illegal trade intensifies

Customs and Administration Police officers have intercepted 221.5 kilograms of bhang valued at sh443,000 at Olmanie in Namanga. The officers were acting on a tip off that manyattas in the area were being used as storage for the illegal substance which would later be transported to Nairobi and its environs. The bhang was handed over to the police for further investigation.

In addition, officials from KRA and other government agencies attached to the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport have foiled exportation of 566 grams of heroin valued at sh 1.7 Million. The substance which was concealed in story books was destined for China. KRA staff notified other government agencies of the suspicious parcel prompting an intrusive verification of the parcel using a K9. 

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The seized parcel has since been handed over to the Anti-Narcotic Police Unit for further investigation. KRA continues to be vigilant at all ports of entry to secure Kenya from illicit trade.

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