DCI detectives from the Transnational organized crime unit today swung into action and arrested notorious money laundering suspects at an apartment in Nairobi’s Kileleshwa area.
Acting on intelligence, the detectives launched an operation at Midea Apartment’s house number 101, therein ambushing the three Abdulaziz Ibrahim Hassan, 54, Dorcas Ntoya, 34 and 26-year-old Arum Bob Busimbi believed to be part of a syndicate that is behind the rising cases of money laundering, commonly known as wash wash.
In an intensive operation conducted on Thursday evening, the detactives found the suspects with bundles of several fake US dollar notes in denominations of 100 and a machine believed to be used in developing the fake notes were found in the house.
The DCI detective then proceeded to the basement parking where they found an assortment of fake valuables inside a car.
“In a KCY 695X Honda Fit owned by one of the suspects, detectives recovered three copies of a suspicious letter from the Central Bank of Kenya notifying receipt of Sh 10billion, 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 bluish fluid, 45 USD notes in 100 denominations and 166 notes of Kenyan currency in Sh1000 denominations.” stated the DCI.
Police say the three are believed to be highly connected in the booming syndicates of money laundering in the country, famously known as wash wash.
54-yr-old Ethan Mureithi, the caretaker of the apartment, who vehemently obstructed the detectives from conducting the operation within the facility was also arrested and will face appropriate charges.
The three are in lawful custody pending arraignment in court.
Their vehicle was also impounded.
This comes barely a week after Blogger Edgar Obare’s Expose over the Kenyan Web of money launderers, wash wash where prominent Kenyans celebrities are extensively mentioned and linked with most of wash wash people