$20 million in fake bills seized in Emirates sting

Published May 10th, 2017 - 11:00 GMT
Dollar bills. (Shutterstock)
Dollar bills. (Shutterstock)

In the largest seizure of its kind in Ajman, the Criminal Investigation Department of Ajman Police on Wednesday foiled an Arab-Canadian gang’s attempt to distribute counterfeit money amounting to $20 million.

The gang of three, two Arabs and one Canadian, were arrested and the fake $20 million in their possession seized.

Colonel Abdullah Saif Al Matroushi, Director of the Criminal Investigation Department of Ajman Police, said that the police were tipped off about the gang.

Undercover police officers posed as buyers and met the gang members and told them they wanted to buy the fake currency.

The gang members were nabbed when they came in with the fake currency.

The suspects confessed and the case was referred to public prosecution.


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