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Fake gold, millions of dollars seized from three Cameroonians in Kenya

Police in Ruiru, Kenya are said to have recovered over 250 kilograms of fake gold nuggets and gold bars, and…

Police in Ruiru, Kenya are said to have recovered over 250 kilograms of fake gold nuggets and gold bars, and millions of fake US dollars and pounds after arresting three Cameroonians suspected of producing fake currencies.

 

The suspects, Paulin Francis Prosper and Njikam Omar were found to be in the country illegally while the third suspect, Job Kentong, holds a refugee identity card according to “The Star” online news outlet.

Ruiru head of the Directorate of Criminal Investigations, Justus Ombati said the fake money was in denominations of 100 dollars, 50 pounds and one thousand Kenya shilling notes.

“The Star” online media writes that after further interrogation of Paulin Francis, considered as the main suspect, detectives raided his house in Muthaiga North, Nairobi where they found a Glock pistol and 28 rounds of 9mm calibre.

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

The latter is said to operate over 10 mobile money outlets and detectives believe she is the link between the suspects and the wider criminal syndicate that is defrauding unsuspecting members of the public.

This operation comes few days after police officers in Kenya arrested two men found in possession of fake currencies worth 750 million Kenya shilling notes.

Paulin Francis Prosper, Njikam Omar and Job Kentong are currently in Kenyan police custody as investigations are underway to dismantle the chain of illegal production of fake currencies in the country.

 

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