Sharjah - The police managed to identify one of the suspects and seized two boxes of fake cold coins from his vehicle.
The Sharjah Police have busted a gang of eight for allegedly selling fake gold coins as genuine ones. The Asian suspects were caught red-handed during a raid, the police said.
The police managed to identify one of the suspects and seized two boxes of fake cold coins from his vehicle. He then led the police to the other gang members, a top officer said.
Brigadier Ibrahim Musabeh Al Ajil, director of the Sharjah Police's criminal investigation department (CID), said two residents complained of being duped by the gang. The suspects would first show their potential victims a genuine gold coin and then strike a deal to sell them a set. They would then hand over a bag containing the imitation coins to the complainants and flee with the money.
The police have referred the suspects to the public prosecution for further investigations.