Officers from the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) discovered $28,000 USD hidden in a jacket transported into Kenya as a shipment from South Carolina, USA.
On 5th November 2021, officers from Posta Parcel Office jointly with KRA customs officers based at City Square Post Office discovered 28,000 USD concealed in the clothing.
The jacket was packed in a suitcase containing clothes and books sent to the suspect, Mr Peter Oluwafemi Olaiwon of Nigerian nationality by Ms Linda C Dye, a resident of South Carolina USA. The suspect was subsequently arrested after presenting himself to collect the parcel
Mr. Olaiwon was arraigned in court on 8th November 2021 and charged with financial promotion of an offence contrary to section 7 of the Proceeds of Crime and Anti Money Laundering Act and Conveyance of Monetary Instruments to Kenya, contrary to section 12 of The Proceeds Of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act.
The suspect pleaded not guilty to both charges and was released on a cash bail of Kshs 150,000. He is also expected to execute a personal bond of Kshs. 200,000.
KRA, in collaboration with other government agencies, continues to be vigilant to curb all forms of transnational economic crimes.
Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA), is an agency of the Government of Kenya that is responsible for the assessment, collection and accounting for all revenues that are due to the government, in accordance with the laws of Kenya.
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