Omani pleads not guilty to own­ing fake US cur­rency

The Star Malaysia - - News Nibbles -

KUALA LUMPUR: An Omani cit­i­zen pleaded not guilty in the Am­pang mag­is­trate’s court here to a charge of pos­sess­ing coun­ter­feit money, worth more than US$40,000 (RM168,000), last month.

Mo­hamed Yousuf Nasser, 54, was charged with pos­ses­sion of 443 US$100 notes of the same se­rial num­ber, which he knew were coun­ter­feit and with the in­ten­tion to use them as gen­uine in a ho­tel off Jalan Am­pang at 11.30am on Sept 28.

The man, who is un­em­ployed, was charged un­der Sec­tion 489C of the Pe­nal Code and faces im­pris­on­ment for up to 10 years if found guilty.

Deputy Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tor Norhashimah Hashim asked that bail not be of­fered as Mo­hamed Yousuf’s so­cial visit pass had ex­pired. — Ber­nama

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