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KRA, Posta recover Sh3.1 million in jacket sent to Nigerian from US

Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) and Posta Kenya officials have recovered $28,000 (Sh3.1 million) concealed in a jacket shipped into Kenya as a parcel from South Carolina state, USA. 

Posta staff working jointly with KRA customs officers based at City Square Post Office recovered the money in a suitcasecontaining clothes and books sent to a Nigerian national.

Mr Peter Oluwafemi Olaiwon was arrested upon presenting himself to collect the parcel which was sent by Ms Linda C Dye, a resident of South Carolina USA.

“Mr Olaiwon was arraigned in court on November 8, 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 section12 of The Proceeds Of Crime and Anti-Money Laundering Act,” KRA said in a statement.

The suspect pleaded not guilty to both charges and was released on a cash bail of Sh150,000 and a personal bond of Sh200,000.

1 USD= Sh111.65

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