PRETORIA - Three men were arrested in the north of Pretoria, after they were found in possession of “a substantial amount of suspected counterfeit bank notes” that resembled US Dollars and South African Rands, the police said on Wednesday.
The three, aged 19, 38 and 39, were arrested in Gezina, police said.
“The suspects were found inside one of the units at a block of flats. The suspected counterfeit notes were recovered in a lock up garage that is reportedly reserved to that unit,” said police spokesperson Captain Daniel Mavimbela.
Their arrest followed a raid by the local police after they had received a tip off from a member of the public.
The suspects will be charged with possession of suspected counterfeit cash, and are expected to appear in the Pretoria Magistrate's Court soon.
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African News Agency (ANA)