DCI officers arrest three ‘wash wash’ suspects with money-making machines

By , K24 Digital
On Fri, 3 Sep, 2021 16:09 | < 1 min read
Recovered fake notes and money making machine PHOTO/COURTESY

Sleuths drawn from DCI’s Trasnational Organized Crime unit yesterday evening on September 2, 2021 arrested three suspects of money laundering at their Kileleshwa apartment, Nairobi. The detectives recovered assorted fake local and foreign currencies from the three suspects.

Acting on a tip-off, the sleuths raided Midea Apartment’s house number 101, therein nabbing Abdulaziz Ibrahim, 54, Dorcas Ntoya, 34 and 26-year-old Arum Bob Busimbi.

The three suspects are believed to be part of an even larger wash wash racket of criminals behind the spiking cases of money laundering. Recovered in the operation were, fake US dollar notes and a machine used to develop fake notes.

The detectives also took possession of a Honda Fit registration KCY 695X, believed to be of one of the suspects.

Also recovered was a forged letter purportedly from the Central Bank of Kenya, notifying receipt of Ksh 10 billion and two copies of United Nation invoices, a forged anti-money laundering clearance certificate, a packet of white powder labeled ‘Best Quality Laundry Starch’, a bottle containing a bluish substance, 45 USD notes in 100 denominations and 166 notes of Kenyan currency in Sh1000 denominations.

The investigative officers also took in their custody, 54-year-old Ethan Mureithi, the caretaker of the apartment. Ethan is reported to have vehemently attempted to shield the officers from accessing the apartment.

The three money laundering suspects remain in custody awaiting apprehension.