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Sohaila Ahmed, Staff Reporter
A 43-year-old African man was arrested and referred to criminal court for possessing and attempting to sell fake $12,000 in Dubai.
The incident dates back to last November, when police were tipped-off about the defendant’s possession of counterfeit money and his intention of selling it.
An undercover police officer was assigned to contact the defendant and make a deal to buy the counterfeit currency for Dhs15,000.
The defendant was arrested red-handed while delivering the $12,000.
During investigations, the defendant admitted to receiving the counterfeit money from another person of the same nationality, and aimed to sell it for a good amount of money.
The defendant was prosecuted and referred to criminal court on forgery charges.
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