Kenyan police have arrested two men in possession of fake currency amounting to ksh750 million ($6.9 million).
Samuel Maina and Boniface Mungai were arrested on Tuesday night in Nairobi’s Kilimani estate.
The fake money recovered was in US Dollars, Euros, and Kenya shillings.
During the operation, police recovered chemicals, and fake badges with UN, National Treasury, De La Rue names.
Bags, machines, two bottles, and a jerrycan containing an unknown liquid, assorted documents, customs reflector jackets, stickers, and stamps for various offices were also found.
Police alleged the two suspects were either planning to defraud a customer or a bank.
They are being held in police custody pending arraignment.
The arrest came barely two years after fake money amounting to ksh300 million ($3 million) was abandoned along Ngong Road, Nairobi.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.