Just a week after famous blogger Edgar Obare brought the issue of money laundering to the limelight labelling the illegal act as “wash” “wash” in one of his instagram exposees, the Directorate of Criminal Investigations looked to have started cracking the whip on those involved in the rising crime.
In an operation launched by the Transnational Organized Crimes sleuths from the agency yesterday night, a trio of suspects identified as Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan 54, Arum Bomb Musimbi 26 and Dorcas Ntoya 34 we’re nabbed from their hideout in the luxurious Nairobi Kileleshwa area in the Midea Apartments.
While acting on intelligence received following investigations that had been carried out on the “wash” “wash” schemes which for many Kenyans was now becoming the order of the day, the three were found in possession of a Machine assembled to develop fake notes.
The detectives then proceeded to the parking basement of the apartment where they found a Honda fit that is believed to belong to one of the suspects and after conducting a thorough search on the vehicle, they obtained 45 Us dollars in denominations of 100, 166 notes of Kenyan currency in denominations of 100, three copies of a letter that was purported to belong to the Central Bank of Kenya, a forged Anti-money Laundering certificate and finally two copies of United Nations invoice.
Further another Police statement would be released confirming that the Caretaker of the premise had also been arrested, it is said that the 54 year old man tried to come in the way of investigations as he attempted to stop the officials from accessing the vehicle, the said individual who was later apprehended is now in Police Custody awaiting arraignment.
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