Omani pleads not guilty to owning fake US currency
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