Metro Police recovered R3,5 Million fake money

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The Tshwane Metro Police (TMPD) Tactical unit members conducted an operation on Friday, 12 August 2022 following a syndicate dealing in money laundering and counterfeit money. During the operation, the officers were following a convoy of suspicious vehicles comprising a red Range Rover, two Mercedes Benz had a Toyota Corolla.

TMPD spokesperson Isaac Mahamba said they stopped and searched the red Range Rover vehicle at Arcadia Street and a counterfeit R100 note was found. “ Upon further questioning, the driver led them to the premises at Stanza Bopape Street where more fake money was kept. At the premises, a steel box full of counterfeit money was discovered along with chemicals used to clean the money.”

Mahamba said the counterfeit money to the amount of more than R3, 5 Million Rands was found.The officers also discovered that the name of the suspect matches the suspect who was sought for money laundering.  The suspect was then arrested for possession of counterfeit bank notes. He will appear in court soon.

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