The Organized Crimes Section at the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) at Ras Al Khaimah Police managed to foil an Asian gang’s attempt to distribute fake AED 100 fake bills in Ras Al Khaimah and other Emirates. The gang, which comprised six members, was arrested and the fake bills seized.

Major Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Qassimi, Chief of the Organized Crimes Section, revealed that an Asian individual was caught trying to pay his traffic violations using fake AED 100 bills. Upon questioning, the man admitted that he acquired the bills from a fellow countryman.  Adding further, Major Al Qassimi said: “The second suspect was arrested and preliminary investigations proved his connection to a fake currency gang; the section then carried out a series of stings to catch the men. Further investigations indicated that the gang was acting on behalf of a fellow countryman, who was caught red-handed with the fake bills’ stash before he fled the country. Based on facts, the case was then referred to the public prosecution.”

In conclusion, Major Al Qassimi called upon the public and facility owners to use detection devices to determine the authenticity of the bills they receive. He also urged the public to be wary of such scams and to alert the police immediately.

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