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Man caught at Dubai airport with $20,100 in fake bills

Marie Nammour /Dubai Filed on September 2, 2020 | Last updated on September 2, 2020 at 04.02 pm
Man caught, Dubai airport, $20,100, fake bills

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The trial has been adjourned to September 15.

A man was caught with $20,100 in fake bills, the Dubai Court of First Instance heard on Wednesday. Public prosecution records show that the 37-year-old Arab man was caught at the Dubai International Airport on January 30 for "knowingly importing" the fake bills.

During the police interrogation, the defendant admitted he had made the fake $100 bills in Kurdistan and brought them here to film himself in a video with them.

The counterfeit money, which was found in the defendant's bag, has been seized. The forensics department report showed that the 201 bills found with the accused were detailed enough to dupe unsuspecting victims.

The trial has been adjourned to September 15. 


Marie Nammour

Originally from Lebanon, Marie has been covering the Dubai Courts and the Public Prosecution, immigration and labour issues often, and the Dubai International Film Festival. A graduate from the Holy Spirit university of Kaslik, Jounieh, a city to the north of Beirut, she worked as an in-house reporter of international affairs at a leading TV station back home and a legal translator for a renowned law college in the Lebanese capital. Speaks fluently four languages and is fond of travelling, psychology, learning more and grown by now a rich ‘criminal’ imagination…

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