Man Arrested With Counterfeit Banknotes In Athi River

A male suspect is being held at the Athi River police station for allegedly possessing counterfeit money.

Johnson Onyoni was apprehended at his home in Karibu estate Athi River with counterfeit US dollars and various materials used to print notes.

During the Thursday evening operation, 1,000 notes in the denominations of 100 dollars, several tins of 400 grams of unknown liquid substance and 3,000 pieces of black imitation papers of 1,000 Kenya notes were recovered.

According to Athi River sub-county police commander Jos Mudavadi, police were acting on a tip-off from members of the public about suspicious activities taking place in the said home.

“I want to thank members of the public for giving crucial information in matters pertaining to security. We received information that informed us to raid the home which was reported to be printing Kenya shillings and dollars. We have recovered paraphernalia suspected to be used in printing fake currencies, ” Mudavadi said.

Mudavadi said they managed to arrest the suspect who is said to be the home owner.

“The suspect believed to be the owner of the house, was arrested in connection to the seized items. The exhibits have been kept for further analysis,” Mudavadi said.

Mudavadi said they had launched investigations into the incident and the suspect will be arraigned once the probe is complete.

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