Two Indians charged with false declaration at the Mombasa port

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Mombasa,KENYA:Two Indians were on Thursday charged in Mombasa court for allegedly making a false report contrary to section 24 (6) (b)  of East Africa Community customs management act,2004.

Sumra Suleman Umar and Gajjan Mahamadsalim Suleman allegedly made a false document to withhold  from the Kenya Revenue Authority of  sh. 77 million shillings.

The court heard that on the 4th February 2018 at  the Mtongwe anchoring within Mombasa County, Mr. Umar being the master of a motor vessel Haseena registration number Z1586 knowingly made false report in a relation to a cargo on board to wit 500 packages of cooking oil instead of 10,800 bags of 25 kg rice with a customs value of sh 36.4 Million.

 Umar is also facing another charge of making a false report to wit 500 cooking oil instead of 26,600 jerrycans of 20 litre cooking oil with customs value of 9.6 millions.

 He was charged separately with another Indian Gajjan Mahamadsalim Suleman.

 It is alleged that on the 3rd February at Mtongwe anchorage Mr. Suleman being master of a motor vessel Uweesh registration number Z1511  knowingly made false report in relation to cargo on board to wit 500 rice instead of 34,560 bags of 25 kg rice with a customs value of  sh 31 million.

The accused persons pleaded not guilty to the charges before resident magistrate Christine Ogweno.

 The court directed Mr. Umar released on a bond of sh.4 million and two Kenya surety while Mr. Suleman released on a bond of sh.2 million and one Kenya surety.

Court further ordered the accused person to deposit their passport in court pending hearing of the case.

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