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DCI probes $20m fake currency found at Barclays Bank Queensway

This discovery comes after investigators found Sh32.6 billion in fake foreign currency and gold in a Ruiru house three weeks ago/FILE

NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 19 – The Directorate of Criminal Investigations is probing $20 million (Sh2b) in fake currency found at a safe in Barclays Bank Queensway branch, Nairobi.

DCI boss George Kinoti said the fake currency was deposited in November 2017 with sleuths questioning bank officials how the counterfeit dollars got through the bank’s system.

“A customer who holds a personal safe deposit box at our Queensway branch was this morning intercepted by police at the branch. Police are currently investigating the contents of his safe deposit box. We are assisting the authorities to investigate this matter fully,” said Barclays on Twitter.

This discovery comes after investigators found Sh32.6 billion in fake foreign currency and gold in a Ruiru house three weeks ago.

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