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    Foreign national nabbed with R63000 counterfeit money

    A foreign national was nabbed in possession of R63000 of counterfeit money in Berea in the inner city of Johannesburg.

    FOREIGN NATONAL ARRESTED FOR PEDDLING COUNTERFEIT MONEY

    Johannesburg Metro Police Department (JMPD) spokesperson Xolani Fihla confirmed that a 47-year-old male was arrested by the Johannesburg Metropolitan Police Department (JMPD) IIOC Undercover Reaction Unit in possession of counterfeit money in Berea.

    “On Tuesday 15 November 2022, officers received information about a male that was peddling counterfeit money in Berea.”

    Fihla

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    Fake notes discovered in the apartment of the foreign national. Photo: Johannesburg Metro Police Department/ Facebook.

    He said Officers proceeded to the given address and requested the caretaker of the building to accompany them to the unit where the alleged suspect resides.

    JMPD OFFICERS STORM THE RESIDENCE OF THE SUSPECT

    “Upon their arrival at the unit, officers introduced themselves to the suspect who immediately attempted to hide a plastic bag that he had in his possession.
    Due to his suspicious behaviour officers forcefully entered the unit and searched the suspect,” said Fihla.

    R63000 WORTH OF FAKE NOTES DISCOVERED

    “Whilst searching officers discovered that the plastic bag the suspect was holding had counterfeit money which amounted to R63000. The suspect a Congolese national was immediately arrested and detained at Hillbrow SAPS,” he added.

    Meanwhile, in August, the Tshwane Metro Police Department (TMPD) stopped a Range Rover in Arcadia during an operation and found one fake R100 note, but this led to millions in counterfeit money.

    The operation was executed following a syndicate that deals in money laundering and counterfeit money, said spokesperson Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba.
    “During the operation, the officers were following a convoy of suspicious vehicles comprising of a red Range Rover, two Mercedes Benz and a Toyota Corolla.”
    The convoy was flagged and the vehicles stopped. TMPD officers searched the red Range Rover in Arcadia Street and found a single R100 counterfeit note. Further interrogation by the officers led them to the property where the rest of the fake money was kept.

    ALSO READ: A R100 fake note leads TMPD to millions in counterfeit money

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