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DCI Trailed Pakistani National For 2 Weeks Before Nabbing Him With Sh110M Cash At JKIA

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Sleuths attached to the Asset Recovery Agency are holding a Pakistani national identified as Khalid Jameel Said Ahmaad, who was arrested on Friday at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) “as he attempted to flee the country with over Sh110 million in cash.”

Khalid Jameel, traveling on a Bahrain passport, police said, has been on the DCI radar since his entry into the country from Berlin, Germany on January 13.

Immediately after his arrival, Ahmaad took a flight to the coastal city of Mombasa, for an undisclosed mission.

“In our endeavour to establish Khalid’s mission in the country and ensure that he wasn’t a fugitive on the run, detectives learnt that Khalid had on January 20, seven days after his arrival, attempted to deposit a huge sum of money at the Mombasa DTB Bank, which the bank declined,” the DCI said in a statement.

The suspect is said to have later made the same attempt at the DTB Nairobi branch and other banks but was again turned down after failing to explain the source of the money.

On Thursday, he is said to have gone to JKIA customs offices to inquire about travel requirements to Bahrain, an archipelago on the southwestern coast of the Persian Gulf.

He finally secured a flight to the island through Cairo.

He was scheduled to leave the country on Friday morning at 7.30 am.

“As he made his way to JKIA’s Terminal 1A, hawk-eyed detectives and customs officials who lay in wait pounced on him and seized his luggage where Sh110 M in U.S dollars was stashed. When asked about the source of the money, Khalid could not give a satisfactory explanation,” the DCI said.

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Detectives from the Assets Recovery Authority, police said, have already begun the process of forfeiting the seized millions to the state as appropriate charges are prepared, for him to be arraigned.


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