Intriguing details of how gold scammers were arrested after conning foreigner Ksh 29m

Smuggled Gold
Smuggled Gold

Four suspects were at the weekend arrested for allegedly obtaining Sh29 million from a foreigner in pretext of selling him gold.

The men had also posed as police officers attached to the Directorate of Criminal Investigations while engaging the foreigner. They were arrested in Karasani area, Nairobi by detectives from the Special Service Unit.

DCI George Kinoti said the suspects obtained over Sh29 million from an unsuspecting client on the pretext that they would sell him gold.

According to detectives, they approached a foreign national pretending to be DCI officers on diverse dates between April 1, 2019 to February 28, 2020 on a mission to sell him gold on behalf of an alleged senior DCI officer.

The suspects reportedly continued demanding more money from the same victim up to the time of their arrest.

The four are presently being held in lawful custody awaiting further processing for arraignment.

And after providing him with a sample, the businessman is said to have fallen into their trap and started wiring in more money having been assured that authorities high up were part of the deal.

It is the latest such incident to happen. Police say they have dozens of cases of complaints from foreigners who say they had been conned by Kenyans pretending to be selling gold.

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