(CMR) The public is being warned to be on the lookout for forged US banknotes after police seized several US$100 forged notes on Wednesday, 19 July. Two men were arrested in relation to the fake money recovered.
Reports from the RCIPS are that the police had cause attend the public beach on Wednesday, 19 July, in relation to possible illegal activities being carried out at the location.
Officers attended the location, stopped, and searched a man who appeared to fit the description of the male believed to be carrying out illegal activities. During the search, several USD $100 forged notes were located, and the man (33) of West Bay was subsequently arrested on suspicion of possession of forged notes.
Following the arrest, two search warrants were carried out at addresses believed to have been connected to the arrested man.
Further USD $100 forged notes were recovered at one of the residences, and another man (34), of North Side, was also arrested in relation to this recovery. Both men have since been bailed while investigations into this incident continue.
The RCIPS is advising the public to pay close attention when exchanging cash to ensure that the bills they are receiving are authentic, especially when handling large denominations of US dollar bills at this time.
If anyone has information regarding the production or existence of forged notes, they are encouraged to call the George Town Police Station at 949-4222.