Fake US$100 bills seized
> Counterfeit with face value of RM1.4m discovered during house raid
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.