The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) on Tuesday impounded three high-end vehicles at the Mombasa Port.

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The three automobiles had been concealed before the officers nabbed them in what is believed as a tax evasion scheme. 

The officers at the port said that vehicles- two Range Rovers and a Mercedes Benz- are valued at Sh40M.

 The impoundment comes at a time when the government has increased its effort in the crackdown on the importation of contraband goods into the country from different parts of the globe.

 It has been claimed that the container was carrying household goods before the officers made the discovery upon checking the same at verification at the Container Freight Station (CFS). Customs Enforcement Southern Region confirmed that it had been misinformed about the contents of the container.

“The container which had been declared to contain personal and household effects were inspected non-intrusively using the Customs X-ray scanner in Mombasa. The scanner image revealed that the contents of the container were three high-end motor vehicles, inconsistent with the declaration,” read part of the Statement, as quoted by Citizen Digital.

 The cargo was being ferried to Uganda from United Kingdom (UK).

 KRA officers also said that preliminary investigations indicate that the vehicles are likely to have been stolen from the UK before they were transported to Kenya. 

 KRA officers are now working with International Police (Interpol) and Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) to find out who are the owners of the vehicles in question.