KRA intercepts two containers with scrap lead batteries at the port

KRA intercepts two containers with scrap lead batteries at the port

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KRA Regional Manager Nicholas Kinoti addressing the press after two containers with scrap lead batteries were intercepted at the port. PHOTO: PAUL NZIOKA.

Mombasa, KENYA: Kenya Revenue Authority on Wednesday  intercepted two containers with scrap lead batteries which were on transit  to South Korea through the port of Mombasa.

According to the Customs Entry Declaration, the containers were said to contain 880 bags of Kenyan tea.

KRA says the interception which was informed by intelligence reports, was received by the Customs Enforcement Unit on 13th October 2016 that two containers had contraband goods for export.

KRA Regional Manager Nicholas Kinoti told the press that scanned images of the container showed the containers where loaded with prohibited goods.

According to Kinoti, the Government has never issued licence to any scrap metal dealer to export any used automobile batteries, lead scrap, crude or refined lead.

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Kinoti added that once investigations are complete the exporter and the clearing agent will be charged in the court.

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