Tanzanian Man Arrested at JKIA With Sh100 Million Worth Of Gold


Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) customs officers on Wednesday seized gold worth Sh100 million at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA).

32grams of gold were found on a Tanzanian national accompanied by an invoice of $859,890 after the officers received intelligence on February 16.

The man, 46, was headed to Dubai from Mwanza via Kilimanjaro.

KRA’s Customs and Border Control took possession of the gold as investigations continue.

On February 11, a Kenya Airways employee was arrested in Mumbai, India with 23 kilograms of gold worth at least Sh100 million.

Abdalla Ali Said arrived aboard flight KQ 210 and was apprehended while trying to check into a hotel near the airport.

Sahar Police said that Mr Ali had concealed ‘the gold in specially made knee caps and waist belt and worn it under his trousers.’