Somalia: Government forces Seized money coming from UAE and arrested its holders


Somali government officials on the border between Somalia and Kenya said they arrested men carrying money they said came from the United Arab Emirates.

Government officials said the number of people arrested are two men and the money they were carrying, although they did not say how much money had been seized. 

The Balad hawo District Police Chief told Radio Kulmiye that the funds were aimed at disrupting the Somali elections.
Abdullah Abdi said that the security forces operating on the border between Somalia and Kenya are on high alert and ready to prevent any threat to the country's security.
The UAE government has yet to comment on the news from the Somali government

In April 2018, the Somali government confiscated money from the United Arab Emirates at Aden Ade International Airport in Mogadishu, which caused tension between the two countries, and the UAE stopped its training to somali Forces, also closed Sheikh Zayed Hospital in the Somali capital Mogadishu.

Source: Kulmiye Radio