Kenya Revenue Authority officials have seized 14 containers filled with 14,560 bags of rice that were being cleared illegally at the Port of Mombasa. The Customs and Border Control commissioner Julius Musyoki said that the rice was shipped from India through the port but was destined for Uganda. “The recipient of the consignment was identified as ‘Gobtex International Uganda’ while the exporter was Ganapati Enterprises India,” he said. Musyoki said people behind the scam used entry numbers that had been used to clear containers whose taxes were duly paid. He said this illegal clearance would have cost the taxman 8 million Kenyan Shilling in revenue. In October last year, KRA confiscated 40 containers of contraband goods at Compact Freight Systems in Miritini Mombasa, comprising of Sugar and Rice.