Police arrest suspect in possession of 200,000 counterfeit dollar bills

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AMMAN — Criminal Investigation Department (CID) personnel have arrested a person in possession of 200,000 counterfeit dollar bills.اضافة اعلان

In a statement on Thursday, the media spokesperson for the Public Security Directorate (PSD) said CID agents had been tracking leads for weeks about a person in Jerash governorate who had in his possession a quantity of counterfeit currency and was phoning another person to sell the fake bills.

A special investigative team followed up on the case, tracking the suspect in an attempt to identify where he had concealed the counterfeit currency in order to seize it before it could be traded in the local market, the spokesperson said.

The team confirmed reports that the suspect had agreed to sell the fake currency, and that he was planning to meet the buyer in Amman to make the exchange. Police then intercepted and arrested the suspect and found in his possession 200,000 fake dollar bills.

The suspect was taken in for questioning, the spokesperson noted.

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