Two Arrested In Lavington As DCI Detectives Foil Fake Gold Syndicate

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  • Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday foiled a fake gold syndicate, arresting two Nairobi businessmen who swindled a foreigner.
  • In a statement on Twitter, the DCI said detectives burst into house No. 91 in Nairobi’s Convent Drive, Lavington, and arrested Jackson Maina and Awuyene Mbombo.
  • Detectives have appealed to the public who may have fallen victim to the con job to report the matter at DCI’s serious crime unit complex on Kiambu road.

Detectives from the Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) on Thursday foiled a fake gold syndicate, arresting two Nairobi businessmen who swindled a foreigner.

In a statement on Twitter, the DCI said detectives burst into house No. 91 in Nairobi’s Convent Drive, Lavington, and arrested Jackson Maina and Awuyene Mbombo.

During the stint operation, they seized four metal boxes containing fake gold nuggets, assorted stamps and gold smelting equipment.

The two suspects are directors of Airlink Freight Limited and had promised a Burkina Faso citizen that they would sell him gold.

Detectives attached to the Serious Crime Unit (SCU) last night smashed a fake gold syndicate and arrested two Nairobi businessmen who had swindled a foreigner a substantial amount of money.

Detectives have appealed to the public who may have fallen victim to the con job to report the matter at DCI’s serious crime unit complex on Kiambu road.

Cases of fake gold scandals have been rampant in the recent past with many seen to bagging millions of money from this illegal trade.

Gold seems to be replacing the illegal trading of Rhino horns that was rampant in distant past, though still there, Kenya has experienced a massive decrease in the cases of illegal trade of animals parts, which was too much in the past.

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The decrease may be as a result of intelligence agencies closing the paths that were used by these illegal traders, as gears turn to gold, the country remains hopeful that this will remain a past story in the near future.

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