Fake US$100 bills seized

> Coun­ter­feit with face value of RM1.4m dis­cov­ered dur­ing house raid

The Sun (Malaysia) - - NEWS WITHOUT BORDERS -

SEREMBAN: Po­lice seized coun­ter­feit US$100 bills with a face value of US$346,400 (RM1.4 mil­lion) and 10.91g of syabu dur­ing a raid at a house in Kam­pung Ji­jan Ten­gah Ni­lai on Wed­nes­day.

Ne­gri Sem­bi­lan po­lice chief Com­mis­sioner Datuk Noor Azam Ja­maludin said fol­low­ing a tip-off, po­lice ini­ti­ated an op­er­a­tion co­de­named “Ops Khas” where five sus­pects, in­clud­ing two women, aged be­tween 21 and 37, were de­tained.

“Po­lice found RM1,300 worth of drugs, be­lieved to be syabu, at the house dur­ing the 11am op­er­a­tion, which was con­ducted by a team from the state Nar­cotics Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tion De­part­ment.

“A stack of fake RM100 bills with a face value of RM13,600 was also found stashed in a bag,” he said at a press con­fer­ence at the state po­lice con­tin­gent head­quar­ters yes­ter­day.

Noor Azam said the house, which be­longs to the mas­ter­mind and his fi­ance, was used by the syn­di­cate to pack drugs be­fore sell­ing and dis­tribut­ing them in Ni­lai.

The syn­di­cate is be­lieved to have been ac­tive for the past four years.

“Fol­low­ing an in­ter­ro­ga­tion, the sus­pects de­nied their in­volve­ment in the coun­ter­feit bills and claimed the bills be­longed to another sus­pect, who is still at large.

“In­ves­ti­ga­tions are on­go­ing to as­cer­tain the link be­tween the drugs and the fake money found in the house,” he added.

The sus­pects tested pos­i­tive for metham­phetamine and have crim­i­nal records. They have been re­manded un­til Sun­day to fa­cil­i­tate in­ves­ti­ga­tions.

The case is be­ing in­ves­ti­gated un­der Sec­tion 39A(1) of the Dan­ger­ous Drug Act 1952, Sec­tion 12(2) of the Dan­ger­ous Drug Act and Sec­tion 489C of the Pe­nal Code, which car­ries a prison term and can­ing.

Noor Azam shows part of the fake cash stashed in a bag seized at a house in Kam­pung Ji­jan Ten­gah Ni­lai.

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