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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 26-year-old African salesman was apprehended and referred to criminal court for possessing fake US bills of over $86,000 and embezzling Dhs214,000 with the help of two runaway accomplice.
During investigations, the victim testified that he had asked his friend about a way to exchange Dhs214,000 into dollars, and accordingly, he was referred to the defendant and his accomplices who exchange currencies for higher value.
The victim and his friend headed to meet the three defendants, and handed them a bag of Dhs214,000, and received a bag of fake bills of $86,500.
Once the three defendants got hold of the bag containing Dhs214,000 they fled the scene even before the victim can check the money he received.
On the basis of the report filed by the victim police successfully identified the first defendant and apprehended him on currency fraud charges.
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