Counterfeit money seized, three held

2010-02-16 10:17

THREE Nigerian nationals were arrested in Johannesburg after being

found in possession of counterfeit money, Gauteng police said today.

They were found with R750?000 in counterfeit South African money

and about $120?000 (about R924?000) in counterfeit notes, Inspector Moses

Maphakela said. “One man was arrested in Alexandra and the other two in


The police were following a tip-off when they made the arrests

yesterday evening.

“Police searched the homes of the suspects when they found the

money and 23 computer cartridges, printer machines, and other items used to make

the fake money,” Maphakela said.

He said the value of the equipment and the counterfeit money was

estimated at R1.1?million.

The three Nigerian nationals – aged 45, 42, and 30 – were due to

appear in court soon.

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