UMLAZI – Two suspects aged 18 and 24 years will appear at the Umlazi Magistrate’s Court today,October 10, facing fraud and possession of counterfeit notes to the value of R1.2 million. The arrest was made on Saturday, October 8 by the K9 Unit members from the Umlazi area when they followed up information about the dealing of fake notes.
Members located the house where the counterfeit money was allegedly stashed and upon searching it,with the help of a currency detection canine named Erica, the members recovered R1.2 million from the house as well as from the vehicle that was parked in the premises. All notes were found to be R100 fake notes with similar serial numbers.
Two suspects who were in the house were arrested and charged for fraud and possession of counterfeit notes.
KwaZulu-Natal Acting Provincial Commissioner, Major General Bhekinkosi Langa commended the members of the K9 unit for acting swiftly on information received and arresting the suspects. ‘I also thank the members of the community for supplying the police with positive information about suspects allegedly in possession of these fake notes,’ he said.