DCI camps at Barclays Bank over fake currency

Detectives in cash bust

A file image of fake currency

Detectives from the DCI, on Tuesday pitched camp at Barclays Bank in a bid to bust a fake currency syndicate.

Reports claimed that the sleuths intercepted Ksh17 billion but their is no official communication to substantiate the claims.

This comes barely two days after local dailies highlighted concerns over an increase in the number of fake foreign currency that has been found Nairobi.

Update 15:50 pm

DCI George Kinoti revealed that sleuths recovered Ksh2 billion contrary to earlier reports that Ksh17 billion in foreign currency had been busted.

A client at the bank is said to have been keeping fake dollars at the facility.

He was cornered by the officers on Tuesday morning after he came to check on his 'wealth' running into 'billions of shillings'.

Three suspects — a couple and their female business associate — were arrested and charged in court.

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