Directorate of Criminal Investigations (DCI) officers have seized over Sh60 million in fake United States dollars destined for Muscat, Oman.
The consignment from a money-laundering syndicate that is under investigation was seized from a transport logistics facility located on Lusaka Road within Industrial Area in Nairobi.
DCI sleuths raided the facility on Thursday after receiving a report from the Express Kenya security manager and confiscated the package bound to Muscat International Hotel in Oman.
The 460 US dollar notes in denominations of 100 were packaged in 12 bundles declared as marketing flyers for non-existing African Global Food Supplies.
Investigations established that the consignor identified as Belmont Joseph is a member of a larger suspected criminal syndicate operating from Ngong’ area in Kajiado.
DCI has sought the intervention of Interpol to facilitate the arrest of Oman-based consignee Hamood Abdullah Hamood. Officers are in hot pursuit of the local suspect and his gang.
An investigation has been launched after a Kenya Airways (KQ) flight en route to the Netherlands lost communication while flying over Germany.
The Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner flight registration number KQ118 was headed to Amsterdam from Nairobi when it temporarily lost contact with Air Traffic Control (ATC) at around 6:00 am Germany time on September 20th.
“Pilots were able to re-establish communications using an alternative frequency and continued with the flight as normal, safely landing on schedule in Amsterdam,” Kenya Airways said in a statement on Saturday.
KQ explained that the incident is not uncommon in aviation as aircraft may occasionally lose contact with ATC for a variety of reasons including power failure when flying in a zone with poor reception or missed a frequency change.
“KQ and the ATC in these jurisdictions are conducting investigations on the incident to determine the cause and take corrective action,” KQ said.
It added: “We would like to assure our customers that their safety and our crew is our highest priority.”