Police in Kenya have announced the arrest of three persons in the capital Nairobi for possessing fake $10 million.
Detectives on Thursday said the three suspects in Fedha Estate, were arrested upon a tip-off about their operation.
The suspects were said to be producing the fake currency in a house owned by one of the suspects.
In a statement the police said “Some Chemical believed to be used in processing the currency was also recovered in the suspects’ house.”
The suspects are to be arraigned before a Nairobi court on Friday.
10 Million in FAKE US Dollars was today recovered & Three suspects arrested at Fedha Estate in Embakasi in an operation conducted by #Detectives who were acting on a tip-off. Some Chemical believed to be used in processing the currency was also recovered in the suspects’ house. pic.twitter.com/7wphuKjJFu
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) July 18, 2019
The police also gave details of the suspects who are all below the ages of 30.
The police statement said “The three; Joshua Odhiambo (19 yrs), Jane Ogenda (20 yrs) & Dickson Ombaso (27 yrs) were also found in possession of a fake motor vehicle number plate and an IPad labeled GOK.”
In March this year Kenyan Police also arrested six people in connection with some fake $20 million banknotes deposited at a Barclays Bank branch in the capital Nairobi.
Last year another arrest was made after three men caught with over $10 million in fake money.
Those arrested included one Kenyan and two Chadians. Police said they also had in their possession fake euro notes.