Six held over fake currency

By IGIHE
On 2 November 2017 at 12:09

Police in Kigali City have arrested five men from separate locations across the city over using fake currency.

The 6th was caught with fake Euro7200 (over Rwf7 million) at Rubavu when he was trying to cross the border from the Democratic Republic of Congo.

According to the central region Police Spokesperson, SP Emmanuel Hitayezu, all suspects were arrested on 31st October under the partnership of Police and civilian population.

“Arresting all these people saved the community from the loss of Rwf7,380,000 in circulation” he said.
He urged the public to be more vigilant and avoid using fake currencies as they undermine the value of national currency.

Hitayezu said that a 30-year-old man was caught with Rwf5000 currency in Niboye Sector of Kicukiro District and is detained at Kicukiro Police Station.

Among arrested also are two young men with $6,000 who were seeking exchange in Nyabugogo based Forex Bureau.

Another 36-year-old man was caught with Rwf90,000 when he was depositing in a down town Kigali bank.

Also arrested is one man from Bumbogo sector of Gasabo District with Rwf2000 fake note.


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