Man held with fake Rs7.9m in Ajman

The Ajman Police have arrested an Asian national for carrying Rs7.29 million in counterfeit Indian currency, which he was allegedly planning to exchange for genuine dirhams.


Amira Agarib

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Published: Wed 17 Apr 2013, 5:18 PM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:55 AM

Lieutenant-Colonel Abdullah Saif Al Matrooshi, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department, said the police received a tipoff that the suspect who was staying illegally in the country was trying to exchange fake Rs500 notes.
After verifying the information and collecting evidence, the police arrested the man and found in his possession fake notes worth Rs4 million that he was trying to exchange for Dh130.000 from one person. On raiding the house where he stayed, the police found more fake currency notes. Still more fake notes were found hidden in his car.
Lt-Col Al Matrooshi added that during interrogation, the suspect confessed that he had been staying illegally in the country and had been engaged in duplicating money.
The suspect has been detained and will be referred to the Public Prosecution soon.

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