Detectives at JKIA have arrested a Bahraini national after he was found carrying Ksh 110 million cash heading to his country on Thursday night.
The man identified as Khalid Jameel Saeed was spotted by sleuths with a bag full of cash as he was prepared to board an airplane heading to Manama.
It took the intervention of Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) officials and financial Report Centre (FRC) to stop the man before he was taken in for questioning.
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The money which was in US Dollars was confirmed to be 975,000 which translates to Ksh 110 million. Upon questioning, he confirmed that the cash was payment received in the country from a job he was working in the capital Nairobi.
According to reports, the foreigner had made several attempts to bank the amount through local banks before deciding to carry it to the airport and off to his country.
Currently, the man is being held and will be interrogated to establish the source of the income before he is allowed to leave the country.