JOHANNESBURG – The Johannesburg Metro Police Department has arrested a man it believes is involved in a fake money scheme.
JMPD K9 Stop&Search Op leads to arrest of counterfeiter suspect. R300 000, US$, Nigerian Naira in fake mny & equipments seized in Allenspark pic.twitter.com/V1rccU8ulg
— Michael Sun (@MichaelSun168) January 17, 2018
Officers pulled the suspect over on the Heidelberg Road for a routine road check.
In the car, they found R30,000 in cash.
Led to a small backroom elsewhere by the suspect, officers discovered about R300,000 in forged notes.
They also found a printing machine, a paper compressor and other apparatus needed to make fake money.
The police also found notes in foreign currencies.
According to JMPD spokesperson Wayne Minnaar: “This illegal operation has been taking place for a long time because we saw the cut-offs of a lot of paper in plastic bags which were in this room.”
Police said this might be part of a bigger operation.
The suspect is in police custody and will be charged with money laundering and possession of counterfeit money.