A Nigerian man, Mauzu Bala was arrested on Friday, December 4, with USD 880,000, 60,000 euros and N63,000 (N454,303,000 all together), stacked in his handbag while heading to Dubai.
Mauzu was arrested at Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) and the money has been deposited at Central Bank of Kenya pending money laundering investigations.
Directorate of Criminal Investigations – DCI, confirmed the latest development in a statement on Wednesday.
“The High Court has ordered over Ksh 100 million that was confiscated from a foreigner by detectives based at JKIA to be deposited at CBK pending money laundering investigations,” the statement reads.
“The foreign national who was heading to Dubai from Nigeria was in possession of USD 880,000, 60,000 Euros and 63,000 Naira. To enable investigate the matter, DCI Transnational Organized Crime Detectives (TOCU) are working with the Asset Recovery Agency (ARA).The seized cash is believed to be from International Criminal Cartel.”
The Assets Recovery Agency (ARA) had sought court orders to freeze over Sh100 million seized from Bala at JKIA. Read more from source website below.