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Police recover KES 789,000 fake money from a garbage pit in Limuru

13 May 2016, 12:57

Nairobi - Police have recovered KES 789,000 fake notes wrapped in a polythene bag that was hidden in a garbage pit in Limuru.

According to the area police boss, police were acting on a tip from members of the public.

The Star reports that the fake money was in denominations of KES 1,000.

Area residents confirmed that the fake money has been in circulation, and unsuspecting business people have been victims of fraud involving such money.

In January, police arrested two foreign nationals with a stash of fake Euros and US dollars amounting to KES 111 billion in Nairobi.

The two, a Cameroonian and a Nigerien were arrested in Kilimani area and Diamond Estate on Mombasa Road with the fake currency as well as money minting machines.

Inspector General of Police revealed that the government had received intel about the presence of international fake currency dealers in the country.

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