Dubai police arrest duo dealing in counterfeit currency

Dubai - The men were in possession $5 million in fake currency

By Hesham Salah

Published: Tue 22 Dec 2020, 7:14 PM

The Dubai police arrested two Arabs in emirate for possession of counterfeit currencies.

According to Dubai Public Prosecution documents, the case dates back to August 16, 2020, when police received information regarding two Arabs who were in possession of around $5 million in fake currency and were willing to sell it for Dh50,000.

The police prepared a plan to trap the duo after receiving information about them and obtaining the required approvals to apprehend the duo.

A police source was sent to deceive the accused. The source was told that if he would pay money, he would be given a chemical liquid to be used on the fake money that would make it look like real currency.

An appointment was arranged between the accused and the police source at a villa in Jumeirah, on December 16, 2020. The police then entered the villa and arrested the men red handed with the fake currencies.

Both the accused admitted to making fake currency for profits. The police seized the counterfeit money and referred the accused to the criminal court for public prosecution.

Alamy photo used for illustrative purpose
Alamy photo used for illustrative purpose

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