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Somaliland hands over looted vehicles to the Somali region in Ethiopia

Hiiraan Online
Tuesday August 28, 2018



Hargeisa (HOL) - Somaliland authorities have handed over 14 vehicles that were stolen from the troubled Somali region in Ethiopia to officials from the region.

The vehicles were stolen during the political tension that gripped eastern Ethiopia earlier this month and which made their way to various regions in Somaliland including Awdal, Togdher, Marodi Jeh and Gebiley.

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The Somaliland police conducted successful operations that saw the seizure of the vehicles.  A handover ceremony was held at the border town of Togwajale that was attended by officials from both administrations.

During the onset of the political turmoil, many vehicles and other property belonging to the regional administration and private companies were stolen and illegally smuggled into parts of Somaliland and Puntland.

Meanwhile, Somaliland released two former ministers from the Somali region who allegedly entered the breakaway republic illegally. The two ministers were arrested as they were allegedly attempting to board a flight to Mogadishu.

Their release comes on the heels of sustained efforts made to ensure their release.

Drivers of the three trucks intercepted at the Kenya Somalia border earlier in the week have been charged at a Wajir court for tax evasion. The three; Shukri Mohamed Elmi, Mohamed Abdi Ahmed and Omar Ibrahim were charged yesterday for failure to pay taxes contrary to section to 200 (d) (iii) as read with section 210 (c) of the East Africa Community Customs Management Act, 2014. ALSO READ: Sleuths detain ex-Nairobi Governor Kidero's Benz over 'tax evasion' They pleaded guilty to the charges and were fined Ksh 345,450, Ksh 395,887 and Ksh 373,312 respectively or a one-year sentence in prison. The trucks were intercepted by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs officials near Wajir on the eve of Idd-Ul-Adha. Among the goods seized include 1,584 bags of brown sugar from Brazil, 30 boxes of milk powder from Denmark and 30 boxes of vegetable cooking oil from Malaysia with a total tax value of Kshs.2million. They also lacked the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) mark as required by law. The arrests and charge follows a tip-off by informers who spotted them loading the goods at one of the ports in Somalia. Know if news is factual and true. Text 'NEWS' to 22840 and always receive verified news updates. The seizure comes in the wake of the Government’s renewed fight against illicit trade in the country.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001293607/truck-drivers-fined-for-tax-evasion
Drivers of the three trucks intercepted at the Kenya Somalia border earlier in the week have been charged at a Wajir court for tax evasion. The three; Shukri Mohamed Elmi, Mohamed Abdi Ahmed and Omar Ibrahim were charged yesterday for failure to pay taxes contrary to section to 200 (d) (iii) as read with section 210 (c) of the East Africa Community Customs Management Act, 2014. ALSO READ: Sleuths detain ex-Nairobi Governor Kidero's Benz over 'tax evasion' They pleaded guilty to the charges and were fined Ksh 345,450, Ksh 395,887 and Ksh 373,312 respectively or a one-year sentence in prison. The trucks were intercepted by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs officials near Wajir on the eve of Idd-Ul-Adha. Among the goods seized include 1,584 bags of brown sugar from Brazil, 30 boxes of milk powder from Denmark and 30 boxes of vegetable cooking oil from Malaysia with a total tax value of Kshs.2million. They also lacked the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) mark as required by law. The arrests and charge follows a tip-off by informers who spotted them loading the goods at one of the ports in Somalia. Know if news is factual and true. Text 'NEWS' to 22840 and always receive verified news updates. The seizure comes in the wake of the Government’s renewed fight against illicit trade in the country.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001293607/truck-drivers-fined-for-tax-evasion
Drivers of the three trucks intercepted at the Kenya Somalia border earlier in the week have been charged at a Wajir court for tax evasion. The three; Shukri Mohamed Elmi, Mohamed Abdi Ahmed and Omar Ibrahim were charged yesterday for failure to pay taxes contrary to section to 200 (d) (iii) as read with section 210 (c) of the East Africa Community Customs Management Act, 2014. ALSO READ: Sleuths detain ex-Nairobi Governor Kidero's Benz over 'tax evasion' They pleaded guilty to the charges and were fined Ksh 345,450, Ksh 395,887 and Ksh 373,312 respectively or a one-year sentence in prison. The trucks were intercepted by Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) Customs officials near Wajir on the eve of Idd-Ul-Adha. Among the goods seized include 1,584 bags of brown sugar from Brazil, 30 boxes of milk powder from Denmark and 30 boxes of vegetable cooking oil from Malaysia with a total tax value of Kshs.2million. They also lacked the Kenya Bureau of Standards (Kebs) mark as required by law. The arrests and charge follows a tip-off by informers who spotted them loading the goods at one of the ports in Somalia. Know if news is factual and true. Text 'NEWS' to 22840 and always receive verified news updates. The seizure comes in the wake of the Government’s renewed fight against illicit trade in the country.
Read more at: https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/business/article/2001293607/truck-drivers-fined-for-tax-evasion


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