Two men arrested in R1m counterfeit banknote bust

2011-11-30 08:54

Three men have been arrested for possession of suspected counterfeit bank notes worth an estimated at R1 million in Tsakane on the East Rand, Gauteng police said today.

Police conducting a stop-and-search operation yesterday afternoon saw the men alighting from a taxi, Lieutenant Colonel Katlego Mogale said.

“While searching the trio’s luggage, the officers found R100 notes packed inside two small boxes.”

The men, in their 50s, would face charges of possession of suspected counterfeit banknotes in the Brakpan Magistrates’ Court.

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