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KRA intercepts Sh267mn in fake Euro currency at JKIA

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The exhibits are held at the customs warehouse awaiting issuance of seizure notice and subsequent handover to the police for investigations.

NAIROBI, Kenya, 31 Oct – The Kenya Revenue Authority has intercepted fake currency worth over Sh 267 million in bundles of Euros, concealed in trouser linings at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

The money was being ferried from Nairobi to Dubai by Abdi Osman a Norwegian and Mohamed Hassan Eltahir ElHassan, a Sudanese. The two, who are now in police custody, had the money packed in two suitcases concealed in trouser linings.

The two, who are now in police custody, had the money packed in two suitcases concealed in trouser linings.

“The money was seized on Thursday at around 10.30 p.m, at Gate 7 JKIA during our shift operations, following intelligence that the two were suspects,” said Commissioner Customs and Border Control Mulius Musyoki, “They were in 25 bundles of average 178 notes of 500 Euro bills.”

The passengers were travelling to Dubai aboard EK722 to UAE and according to the flight itinerary they were to come back to Nairobi on Monday 31/10/2016 then proceed to Mogadishu, Somalia on Wednesday 02/11/2016.

The exhibits are held at the customs warehouse awaiting issuance of seizure notice and subsequent handover to the police for investigations.

The Kenya Revenue Authority says it has tightened the noose over masterminds of illegal cargo at all border points countrywide and is keen to ensure that Kenya is not used as a dumping ground for counterfeit goods.

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