Somalia’s National Intelligence and Security Agency [NISA] said two fake US dollar printing kingpins have been arrested at Mogadishu’s Aden Adde International airport.
NISA said in a statement posted on its Twitter account, Somali Intelligence agents the suspects have been running fake currency syndicate in Mogadishu airport.
“The security forces at Adan Adde International Airport exposed fake money printing syndicate which was involving the process of printing fake dollars. Two individuals have been nabbed and the rest are being pursued,” the agency said.
Investigators from the National Intelligence agency are trying to piece together a case linking a federal lawmaker to a counterfeit currency syndicate saying the federal lawmaker has been helping the syndicate to run their operation.
The agency did not disclose the identity of the lawmaker but said the MP has been facilitating the access of the airport for the criminals.
“(They) used to be helped in the process like entering the airport by a member of federal parliament,” NISA said.