I’m sure many of you have encountered news articles pertaining counterfeit cash almost all over the internet, not just in Malaysia, but all over the world too. Though it is interesting how these syndicates can produce almost indistinguishable copies of the original cash, if you got one of these notes in your hands, chances are you won’t be able to get rid of it!
At about 11 am, yesterday, December 28, Malaysian police raided a house located in Kampung Jijan Tengah, Nilai and confiscated counterfeit cash amounting to over RM1.3 million.
A total of 3,464 pieces of counterfeit American Dollar notes worth US$346,400 (RM1.3 million) and 136 counterfeit Malaysian Ringgit notes worth RM13,600 with each note carrying the value of either USD$100 or RM100.
The Malay Mail Online reported that five people have been arrested and detained – three men and two women, who are believed to be part of the counterfeit money syndicate.
Negri Sembilan Police chief Datuk Noor Azam Jamaludin added the police seized a bag containing a plastic full of green and black cut-up papers in Special Ops conducted that morning and syabu weighing 10.91 grams worth RM1,300.
Aside from that, urine test results came back positive for methamphetamine on all five suspects, they were also found to have previous criminal records! Wow, repeated offenders!
Initial investigation found that the suspects have been actively disturbing drugs since the past three to four years and that the drugs were also meant for the Nilai market.
Noor Azam said,
“We believe one of the suspects got the drugs and took it to the house where they sorted the distribution. Two of the suspects were mechanics, while the others were jobless.”
When asked about the connection between the drugs and counterfeit money, Noor Azam said it was still being investigated by the Commercial Crime Investigation Department.
We should always check our cash money to see if we receive any counterfeit money when we’re withdrawing money from the ATM or when we’re completing transactions at shopping malls or eateries. Be vigilant and check your notes all the time!
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(Source: Malay Mail Online, WOB)