Kenyan Hackers Purchase Heavy Machinery Worth Millions From London-DCI

Detectives from Directorate of Criminal Investigations are probing how Kenyan hackers got into a deal with a UK-based company and fraudulently imported excavators worth millions of shillings.

The investigators say the fraudsters hacked Chem Aviation LLP’s email and ordered three excavators worth Ksh. 43 million from India.

The hackers posed as a Kenyan company Aviation Limited which they claimed is a brother company of Chem Aviation LLP according to police reports.

DCI said the excavators were shipped in the country.

One person Nobert Njeru was arrested on Monday and he is believed to be part of the cartel.

The shipment was done by JCB International who upon delivering the goods contacted the brother company in Kenya for payment- it’s then that they learnt the company doesn’t deal with such goods.

The three excavators arrived through Mombasa port where they were cleared and registered with the National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA).

They were registered as KHMA 999P, KHMA997P and KHMA 998P according to police reports.

The DCI tweeted the below.

DCI KENYA

@DCI_Kenya

EXCAVATORS worth Ksh.43Million were today recovered at Changamwe by Detectives after being fraudulently shipped from India. The shipment happened after fraudsters hacked the email of a London-based Company &placed an order for the Machines. ONE suspect;Nobert Njeru arrested.

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DCI KENYA

@DCI_Kenya

The shipment was done by JCB International who upon delivering the goods contacted the brother company in Kenya for payment- it’s then that they learnt the company doesn’t deal with such goods. Investigations commenced & led to the arrest of the suspect & recovery of Excavators.

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