SECTIONS

Six women arrested at JKIA, Sh102M hidden in shoes consignment seized

The six had arrived into the country from India when customs officials at JKIA. [File, Standard]

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials have arrested six women and recovered Sh102 million from them.

The six had arrived into the country from India when customs officials at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) arrival terminal noticed the undeclared cash.

KRA in a statement said the matter had been forwarded to the police for further investigations.

“Some six women of Somali origin arrived at the Customs area. They had with them luggage containing shoes and clothes. As usual, the bags were scanned to establish what they contained,” said KRA in the statement issued yesterday afternoon.

“The images showed items that looked like currency. Upon secondary verification, it was confirmed that the luggage contained US currency amounting to 857,300USD,” the statement read in part.

KRA said the cash had been deposited into a customs warehouse awaiting investigations.

In January this year, KRA officials at the airport arrested a Bahraini national with Sh110 million undeclared cash in a suspected money laundering plot.