Two men jailed for using fake currency

RAS AL KHAIMAH — Two people charged with possessing and using forged Dh100 banknotes, have landed in jail.

By Sadiq A. Salam

Published: Wed 30 Aug 2006, 8:55 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:21 PM

The case dates backs to a few days when one of the suspects presented a fake bank note to an official of RAK-based hotel. Suspecting the validity of the bank note, the official immediately called the police who arrested the suspect.

On questioning, the suspect said that he got the money from one of his friends. On being arrested, the second suspect claimed that the counterfeit bank notes were issued in a neighbouring country and smuggled into the UAE.

The police investigations showed that the document didn't bear the distinctive features of notes issued by the UAE Central Bank. The case has been referred to the RAK General Prosecutor Office (GPO) for further investigations before referring it to the judicial authorities.

Speaking to Khaleej Times on condition of anonymity, a top official at RAK Police Department (RPD), warned the public against the rising cases of money and other documents forgery. ''Some people use simple machines that could be found in each and every house like PCs, scanners and photocopiers to forge banknote and other official documents,'' he noted.

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