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DCI officers nab seven suspects, recover millions of fake US Dollars

NAIROBI
By Mireri Junior | May 4th 2019 | 2 min read
The arrest comes days after a similar operation led to the arrest of six suspects with fake gold in the same area. (Courtesy)

Directorate of Criminal investigations (DCI) officers arrested seven suspects and recovered millions of fake US dollars in Nairobi’s Kilimani area.

According to the DCI, the suspects were arrested after a sting operation following intelligence reports.

The suspects nabbed during the swoop include Stephen Mark, Noah Amollo, Ian Otieno, Jotham Mugo, Joseph Majanga, Peter Otieno and Kevin Otieno.

“We arrested seven suspects and recovered millions of fake US Dollars after a sting operation in Kilimani area,” said the DCI.

The seven will be taken to court and charged on Monday.

The arrest comes days after a similar operation led to the arrest of six suspects with fake gold in the same area.

Two weeks ago, 14 suspects were arrested in a police operation against fake gold and counterfeit currency rackets in Nairobi.

Eight of the suspects were arrested in Langata and millions of fake US Dollars and 100 kilogrammes of fake gold found in a house at the junction of Mukomaand Kiboko roads.

Among those arrested included four foreigners- a Congolese, two Tanzanians, one Nigerian and four Kenyans.

DCI boss George Kinoti said they also recovered Zambian Kwachas and over 100 kilogrammes of fake gold nuggets.

Early last month, another batch of fake gold was also impounded in a safe deposit box at Barclays Bank’s Queensway branch in Nairobi. Sh2.6 billion in fake currency was also recovered from the same deposit box.

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