Suspects seized with Ksh.38M fake currency in Kisii


Suspects seized with Ksh.38M fake currency in Kisii

In Summary

  • The suspects are currently being held at Nyangusu Police Station where they spent the night.It is expected that they will be arraigned at Ogembo Court on Wednesday afternoon.
  • Members of the public who have fallen prey to the suspects' scam have been urged to report to the police.

Police in Kisii are holding three suspects, who were found in possession of $380,000 (Ksh.38million) fake currency.

This comes barely a day after three people were arrested in Nairobi with Ksh.1billion fake currency.

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“We found $270,000 (Ksh.27million) in two vehicles while $110,000 (Ksh11million) was discovered at the home of an old man alleged to be a victim of the con game,” Nyamache OCPD Japhet Mwirichia said.

The police boss said the fake money was in 100 dollars bills packed in parcels.

He added that they also recovered chemicals and other equipment that the suspects were allegedly using in the illegal business.

The three suspects were arrested at Gionsari sub location during a raid on Tuesday night.

“The suspects are said to manipulate  their victims into thinking they could make any amount of money for them after paying  a fee. In some cases, one can be told to pay up to Ksh.500,000 in order to get Ksh.5million in return,” said Mwirichia.

The suspects are currently being held at Nyangusu Police Station where they spent the night.

It is expected that they will be arraigned at Ogembo Court on Wednesday afternoon.

Members of the public who have fallen prey to the suspects’ scam have been urged to report to the police.

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