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Cameroonian arrested in Kenya with suitcase full of Fake currency

A Cameroonian citizen  believed to be linked to a transnational counterfeit hard currency ring has been arrested alongside an accomplice and arraigned in a court in Nairobi -Kenya.Kenyan authorities say, the Cameroonian citizen by name Ousman Bako and a certain Mohammed Sani alias Mustafa from Niger, had been fleecing people in and outside Kenya of "colossal sums of money".


"We believe these are the kingpins behind printing money in exchange of dollars which turn out to be fake," Joseph Boinnet, a spokesperson for the Kenyan police said in a statement on Monday.
Boinnet said the arrest followed the receipt of an intelligence report indicating several people had been conned of more than Sh40 million in exchange of foreign currency shipped from Syria.He said CID officers carried out operations that led to the recovery of $693 million (Sh71 billion) and 369 million Euros (Sh41 billion).

"Money-printing machines, money cutters, scanners, five safes, two computers, chemicals, masks and foil paper were also found," he said.

Boinnet said the government will not let foreigners engage in criminal activities by taking advantage of Kenyans' hospitality.

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