Police in Gauteng have arrested four suspects, two women aged 57 and 58 and two men aged 36 and 48, who were found in possession of counterfeit money amounting to R2 million.
The spokesperson of the police in the province, Captain Mavela Masondo said the suspects are expected to appear at the Johannesburg Magistrates’ Court on Monday, 23 August 2021, facing charges of possession of counterfeit money.
Masondo said the suspects were arrested in Auckland Park, Johannesburg, on Friday, 20 August 2021, following an intelligence driven operation.
“Police officers from the Gauteng commercial crimes unit and crime intelligence unit, received information about individuals who are in possession of counterfeit money and planning to commit crime.
“An intelligence driven operation was conducted and police pounced on four suspects who were found in possession of R2 million. Police engaged with an official from the Reserve Bank who confirmed that the notes were indeed counterfeit. The four suspects were arrested and charged with possession of counterfeit money,” Masondo said.