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Police Arrest 2 Over Millions in Counterfeit Currencies

by Zablon Ondari
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Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) at Kilimani, Nairobi, on Wednesday morning, 28th April, arrested two men allegedly found in possession of counterfeit currencies.

According to the detectives, the suspects, Samuel Maina and BonifaceMungai, were caught with fake currencies totalling hundreds of millions of shillings, at a house in the Makaazi Apartments in the upmarket Kilimani neighbourhood.

A total of 6.8 million in fake US dollars, 490,000 fake Euros, and Ksh6.4 million were allegedly found stashed in metal boxes.

Also recovered were jerrycans with an unknown liquid, DeLaRue branded badges and a seal, all suspected to be used in printing of the fake currencies.

Assorted documents, Customs reflector jackets, United Nations and National Treasury stickers were also reportedly confiscated.

The suspects were taken into custody as crime scene detectives combed the apartment for more clues, in what appeared to be a well-coordinated fake currency syndicate.

The recovery of the fake currency followed a tip-off by a member of the public, through the DCI toll-free line 0800722203.

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