Three foreigners are in police custody after detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations raided a home in Ruiru and recovered fake gold and foreign currencies.
In a statement on Tuesday, the DCI said they found fake Sh350 Million in US dollars and Pounds, firearms, and gold during the raid in Ruiru and a house in Muthaiga.
"Detectives based in Ruiru have recovered over Sh350 Million in fake US dollars and Pounds, one Glock pistol and 28 rounds of 9mm calibre, from 3 Cameroonian nationals," the DCI's statement read in part.
"The suspects, Paulin Francis Proper and Njikam Omar were found to be in the country illegally while the third suspect Job Kentong, holds a refugee identity card. In an operation conducted last evening within the BTL area in Ruiru, the detectives also recovered over 250 kilograms of fake gold nuggets and gold bars," it continued.
According to the DCI, a fourth suspect identified as Loise Kaguongo was also unearthed and detectives believe she is the link between the group and a wider syndicate that has been defrauding unsuspecting victims.
"Upon further interrogation of Paulin Francis who is the main suspect detectives raided his house in Muthaiga North where the firearm was recovered. Detailed investigations revealed that the firearm belonged to a fourth suspect Loise Kaguongo, who was holding it illegally since her firearms license had expired," DCI said.
"Kaguongo operates over 10 mobile money outlets and detectives believe that she is the link between the suspects & a wider criminal syndicate that is defrauding unsuspecting members of the public."