Fake Rs5,000 notes in market

Suspects confess to having acquired Rs 1m worth of counterfeit currency, says police

Our Correspondent December 09, 2022


Sumanabad police have arrested three suspects using forged notes of Rs5,000 at various shops and malls in the city.

Sumanabad SHO Faisal Rafiq said that the three suspects, Ejaz Ahmed, Haris and Saeed Khan, were arrested, and the police recovered 184 counterfeit notes of Rs5,000 from them.

The suspects told the police they bought the fake currency from a supplier in the Sadiqabad city of southern Punjab. SHO Rafiq said as per the suspects, they paid Rs200,000 to buy Rs1 million worth of fake Rs5,000 notes. Quoting investigation, the police official said that the suspects used to roam about in various areas of the city to ‘break’ the counterfeit Rs5,000 notes. “The suspects would make purchase of say Rs1,000 and give a fake currency note to get real money worth Rs4,000,” the SHO said.

Apart from this, the Sindh Rangers and police arrested, Shehzad Chotu, who was involved in several robberies in Orangi Town. According to Rangers spokesman, the suspect and his accomplices, Kashif and Waqas, were seen in CCTV footage of a shop they had robbed in Sector 11-E Orangi Town.

Published in The Express Tribune, December 9th, 2022.


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