Fake Currency Syndicate Arrested in Barclays Bank Branch in Kenya
Six (6) persons have been arrested by Kenya’s Directorate of Criminal Investigation (DCI).
The arrest took place at the Queensway Branch of the Barclays Bank in Kenya.
They were apprehended in connection with their involvement in a fake currency that made its way to the bank — it is worth a little over $20 million.
The DCI reports that the fake notes in $100 denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room.
The fake currency syndicate were arrested following an unconfirmed report that a customer had brought in a haul of fake money.
The counterfeit banknotes had been stored in a personal safety deposit box of a client.
Operations at the banking hall were temporarily disrupted when the officers stormed there.
6 People were arrested today evening by @DCI_Kenya Detectives in connection with Fake currency amounting to slightly over 20Million US Dollars @Barclays_Kenya~Queensway Branch. The fake notes in 100 Dollar denominations were recovered from the Bank’s Safe Room|@Barclays_Kenya pic.twitter.com/nxIYOW7icE
— DCI KENYA (@DCI_Kenya) March 19, 2019
Source: Yaw Sarpong | PlugTimes.com
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