Trio held for counterfeit cash in Pretoria

2013-08-13 07:25
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Pretoria - Two women and a man were arrested in Mabopane, north of Pretoria, after they were found in possession of counterfeit money on Monday morning, police said.

"Police received a tip-off about people with fake money at a garage in Block B, Mabopane," Warrant Officer Mathews Nkoadi said.

When they went there they found two women in a car. They told them the driver was not there.

The officers found the driver and during the search discovered R940 000, mainly in counterfeit R100 notes, a loaded, unlicensed 7.65 firearm, and six cellphones in the car. All three were arrested.

"They said they are not working alone. We are still expecting more arrests and to discover where the money is being manufactured," Nkoadi said.

He appealed to businesses to make sure that money they took from customers was genuine.

The three would appear in the Ga-Rankuwa Magistrate's Court on Tuesday on charges of possession of counterfeit money and an unlicensed firearm.

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