The Directorate of Criminal Investigation on Friday, February 21, arrested three Chinese Nationals at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.
The Chinese Nationals Liao Boping, Lu Jianfang, and Li Linrong, were attempting to escape the country when they were intercepted at JKIA.
In a statement on their Twitter page, DCI stated that the Chinese nationals were among five Chinese tourists who were arrested and charged for engaging in the business of selling banned gambling machines without work permits.169 illegal gambling machines seized in Nakuru on December 24, 2019, by the police.Daily Nation
"The suspects had acquired fresh travel documents after they had deposited their original passports with Court. The trio have been charged in court today," read a statement by the DCI in part.
Speaking to the media on December 24, 2019, Nakuru County Police Commander Stephen Matu stated that police had confiscated 169 gambling machines in a house that was rented by the Chinese men.
“We received a tip-off from an informer at about 4 pm that some Chinese were doing illegal business of assembling gaming machines and we swung into action and arrested the five suspects,” Matu stated.
Further, the commander stated that the illegal machines had gone through the Mombasa port and landed in Nakuru in unclear circumstances.
“We don’t know how the machines landed in Nakuru after clearance in Mombasa because gambling is banned in Kenya,” he added.
These arrests come days after detectives based at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA), in collaboration with the Department of Immigration officials stormed a plane in search of a murder suspect.
The suspect, Ajak Dau Aketch, was on board a flight to Arizona via Amsterdam when the detectives pounced on him.
"DCI officers have arrested one foreigner namely Ajak Dau Aketch aged 38 years on a stop order placed by DCI Turkana West detectives for the offense of murder," read an excerpt from the DCI on Twitter.
In addition, the investigative officer reported that Aketch would be arraigned once police procedures are complete.
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