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Four suspects found in possession of R2 million in counterfeit money

AUCKLAND PARK – Police established through an official from the Reserve Bank that the notes were indeed counterfeit.


Four suspects appeared in the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court after they were found with counterfeit notes amounting to R2 million.

According to Gauteng police spokesperson Captain Mavela Masondo, two females aged 57 and 58 together with two males aged 36 and 48 appeared at the court on August 23 facing charges of possession of counterfeit money.

Four suspects were arrested after being found with R2 million of counterfeit money. Photo: Supplied

This came after the suspects were arrested in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on August 20 following an intelligence-driven operation. “Police officers from the Gauteng Provincial Commercial Crime Unit and Crime Intelligence Unit received information about individuals who were in possession of counterfeit money and planning to commit a crime,” Masondo explained.

He added that the intelligence-driven operation was conducted and police arrested four suspects who were found in possession of R2 million. “Police established through an official from the Reserve Bank that the notes were indeed counterfeit and the suspects were arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit money.”

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