7th March, 2019
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) has intercepted three high-end motor-vehicles concealed as household goods and hidden in two forty-foot containers. The concealment was discovered during a Customs clearance process at the Port of Mombasa.
Import documents indicated that the consignment originated from the United Kingdom and was on transit to Uganda.
During the cargo verification process, scanner images did not match with information in the importation documents. This prompted Customs officials, together with the multi-agency task-force which includes; National Intelligence Service (NIS), Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI), Interpol, Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission (EACC) and Kenya Ports Authority (KPA) to undertake a 100% verification of the containers.
One of the containers was said to have assorted household goods, a Vauxhall Insignia Elite and a Nissan Juke. However upon verification, it was found to contain a Range Rover Sport and a Range Rover Vogue SE. The consignor was listed as Mr Aruchan Ivan of United Kingdom and the consignee as Mr Aruchan Ivan.
The second container import documents indicated that it had one used Toyota YARIS VVT-1 and household goods. A verification exercise revealed a Land Rover discovery HSE TD 6 strategically concealed. The consignor was listed as Mr Kibalama Bocan of United Kingdom and the consignee as Mr Kibalama Bocan of Kampala Uganda.
This interception is the latest achievement of the non-intrusive cargo scanner installed at the Port of Mombasa to address the challenges of concealments, misdeclaration, illicit flows and importation of counterfeits.
Commissioner, Customs and Border Control