Sleuths from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations Based in the Kiambu Ruiru area have today May 4, 2021, arrested two foreigners with fake currency worth Kshs. 35 billion in US currency and pounds.
Reports from the detectives indicate that they seized the money from three Cameroon nationals tracing them to a house still under construction when they arrested them with the money.
They also recovered one Glock pistol and 28 rounds of 9mm caliber ammunition.
“Two suspects were found to be in the country illegally while the third suspect holds a refugee identity card.
“In an operation conducted last evening, the detectives also recovered over 250 kilograms of fake gold nuggets and gold bars,” DCI stated.
The pistol was recovered during a police raid in Muthaiga North in the house of Paulin Francis Proper and Njikam Omar who were later discovered to be in the country illegally.
A further probe unveiled that the firearm was illegally held by Loise Kaguongo, who was having it despite her firearms license expiring.
“She (the fourth suspect) operates over 10 mobile money outlets and detectives believe that she is the link between the suspects and a wider criminal syndicate that is defrauding unsuspecting members of the public,” detectives added.
This comes after a recent Monday evening arrest, where detectives apprehended two foreigners operating in the country illegally in Mombasa County with fake currency.
It comes barely a week after police recently arrested two individuals at an apartment in Kilimani, thereby recovering fake money worthKSh 750 Million. The notes were in Kenyan, US, and Euro denominations.