CONCEAL

Two foreigners nabbed with stashed miraa at JKIA

The two risk 5 year imprisonment or fine equal to 50 per cent of goods involved.

In Summary

•Bare Adam and Osman Mohamed were arrested on Monday morning as they prepared to fly out of the country.

•DCI said via Twitter that Bare was arrested for concealing 20Kgs of dried Khat in his two suitcases while Osman had concealed 5Kgs of fresh khat in his trousers.

Miraa in maua.
Miraa in maua.
Image: FILE

Two foreigners have been arrested with dry and fresh khat at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.

Bare Adam and Osman Mohamed were arrested on Monday morning as they prepared to fly out of the country.

DCI said via Twitter that Bare was arrested for concealing 20Kgs of dried Khat in his two suitcases while Osman had concealed 5Kgs of fresh khat in his trousers.

The two will be charged with the offence of exporting concealed goods contrary to Section 202(b) of the East African Community Customs Management Act, 2004.

The Act says, " A person who imports or exports any goods which are concealed in any way ... commits an offence and shall be liable on conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding five years or to a fine equal to fifty per cent of the value of the goods involved".