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Foreigners Arrested With 350 Million In Fake Currency

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Just a day after detectives in Nyali, Mombasa arrested two foreign nationals who were found with bundles of fake currency, their counterparts based in Ruiru have recovered over Sh350 Million in fake US dollars and Pounds, one Glock pistol and 28 rounds of 9mm calibre, from 3 Cameroonian nationals.

The fake currency

The suspects, Paulin Francis Proper and Njikam Omar were found to be in the country illegally while the third suspect Job Kentong, holds a refugee identity card.

In an operation conducted last evening within BTL area in Ruiru, the detectives also recovered over 250 kilograms of fake gold nuggets and gold bars.

Fake gold

Upon further interrogation of Paulin Francis who is the main suspect, detectives raided his house in Muthaiga North where the firearm was recovered.

Detailed investigations revealed that the firearm belonged to a fourth suspect Loise Kaguongo, who was holding it illegally, since her firearms license had expired.

Kaguongo operates over 10 mobile money outlets and detectives believe that she is the link between the suspects and wider criminal syndicate that is defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

In the yesterday’s case, Jamil Salman Abdul, 43 and 30-yr-old Tesfawork Ermias Dogso were also found to be operating within the country illegally.

Search conducted after intercepting a Nissan Note, KDA 505Y occupied by the two suspects led to the recovery of a khaki envelope bearing 198 forged Euro notes in 100 denominations, hidden between the driver’s and co-driver’s seats.

The car they were using

All the notes bore similar serial numbers – BCE ECB EZB EKT EKP 2002 – and more are believed to have been used in defrauding unsuspecting Kenyans.

Fake currency