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Fake Brazilian notes: Man held
Published on: Friday, August 09, 2019
By: Stefyanie Myla Micheal

KOTA KINABALU: An Indonesian was arrested in Tawau for having high-quality counterfeit Brazilian banknotes with a face value of RM10.5 million during a routine inspection last Monday.

 Sabah Deputy Police Commissioner Datuk Zaini Jass told reporters that a team from the district headquarters, acting on information, arrested the 27-year-old suspect at about 4pm at the Tawau jetty, heading for Nunukan, Indonesia.

“A total of 1,000 notes of what looked like R$10,000 with multiple series of fake serial numbers were found in a black bag.

 “The suspect who was later identified as Muhammad Imran had intended to sell it to someone else but the transaction did not materialise.

“The suspect got the currency from another Indonesian known as Arif from Surabaya, Indonesia,” he said adding that police are still investigating for other possible accomplices.

The suspect has been remanded for four days from August 6 to assist the investigation under Section 489C of the Penal Code for counterfeiting. 

Picture shows Zaini showing the fakenotes.



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