Multi-agency team probes vehicle smuggling ring at port

Friday April 5 2019

Mombasa port

Containers at the Mombasa port. Kenya Revenue Authority has called for probe on luxury vehicle smuggling. FILE PHOTO | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

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A multi-agency team is probing an international vehicle smuggling syndicate importing vehicles through Mombasa port.

The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is now seeking international investigation and enforcement agencies to arrest and prosecute a cartel behind the global vehicle smuggling syndicate.


“We are working with other local and international investigation agencies to nab and prosecute the culprits who are behind this international vehicle smuggling syndicate,” Commissioner, Customs and Border Control Kelvin Safari said.

In the latest racket at the port, KRA said it has intercepted two luxury vehicles from the United Kingdom that were not declared by the importer.

Import documents indicated that the container was carrying one Mercedes Benz A180 and a BMW 125I Sport but declaration documents stated the 40-foot container was loaded with a second-hand Range Rover sport HSE SDV6 and one unit of used BMW X5.