Two foreign nationals have been nabbed by officers drawn from the Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI) at JKIA with suitcases full of dries khat (Miraa).
According to a tweet shared by DCI, the two known as Bare Adam and Osman Mohamed, were arrested preparing to fly out at JKIA.
Bare was arrested for concealing in his two suitcases 20 Kgs of dried Khat (Miraa) whereas Osman had concealed 5 Kgs of fresh Miraa in his suitcase which he had stashed in his six trousers’ leg area.
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The two will be charged with the offense of Exporting Concealed goods contrary to Sec 202 (b) of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004.
… in his suitcase which he had stashed in his six trousers' leg area.
The two will be charged with the offence of Exporting Concealed goods contrary to Sec 202 (b) of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004. pic.twitter.com/u7WQOCTFGz
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) September 14, 2020
This comes as DCI seeks to intensify the war over illegal businesses in the country. Over a few months before the onset of Covid-19, illegal businesses and importing of contraband goods was gaining momentum which caught the attention of security officers forcing them to swing into action in order to address them.
The arrest of the two affirms the DCI’s efforts to end illegal business in the country.