Two foreigners were on Wednesday arrested by DCI’s Transnational Organized Crime Unit detectives after they were found with bundles of fake notes.
The two, Jamil Salman Abdul, 43 and 30-year-old Tesfawork Ermias Dogso were also found operating in the country illegally.
Detectives intercepted a Nissan Note, KDA 505Y, that the two had boarded, and discovered a khaki envelope bearing 198 forged Euro notes in 100 denominations hidden between the driver and co-driver seats.
According to detectives, all notes recovered in the raid bore similar serial numbers – BCE ECB EZB EKT EKP 2002 – and more.
Detectives believe the notes have been used to defraud unsuspecting Kenyans of their hard-earned cash.
The notes have been secured and will be used as exhibits when the two will be arraigned.
The incident comes barely a week after detectives based in Kilimani discovered fake currencies totalling millions of shillings at a house in Makaazi apartments in Kilimani.
A total of 6.8 million fake US dollars, 490,000 fake Euros and 6.4m Kenya Shillings stashed in metal boxes were recovered.
Police also recovered jerrycans of unknown liquid, DeLarue branded badges and seal, all believed to be used in printing fake currencies.
Two suspects, Samuel Maina and Boniface Mungai were arrested during the raid.