Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) detectives on Saturday arrested 3 suspects over a fake gold scam.
According to detectives, the 3 suspects were planning to defraud a foreigner of Ksh 5 million with reports indicating that the suspects are linked to and enjoy protection from an influential senator.
The 3 suspects who include a watchman and 2 ladies were arrested at a palatial home in Runda where 16 metallic boxes containing fake dollars, fake Gold bars planned to be used as bait to defraud the foreigner were recovered.
DCI raided the home after a South African national who had allegedly bought 30 kgs of gold that was to be transported to Dubai from Sierra Leone through Kenya lodged a complaint.
DCI headquarters in Nairobi.
However, according to police reports the buyer received a call and was told that his Gold had been confiscated upon arrival in Nairobi.
Thereafter, the foreigner flew in to Kenya to take up the matter with authorities. However, upon arrival, he met a man who disguised himself as a customs official.
”I saw the consignment, my signature was on the consignment exactly as I signed in Sierra Leone” said the victim.
”Though am not sure whether am going retrieve the Gold the investigation is going on,” he added.
The victim is now calling on police officers to speed up investigations and bring to book all involved in the scam.
”The suspect will be able to tell us where the Gold has gone because I saw the consignment in his office, he is the only person who is able to tell us how the Gold came to Kenya and how it departed to Kenya,” stated the victim.
Reports indicate that the gold scammers work in groups with the unnamed influential politician to defraud unsuspecting victims.
Various incidences have been witnessed in the past where foreigners have been defrauded into buying fake Gold and ended up losing millions in the process.
In June this year, a US Citizen working as a manager in Dallas, Texas was scammed Ksh 25.5 million by Kenyans operating from Mlolongo area in Nairobi in another fake gold scam.
Gold bars on display.