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03 December 2023

Nigerian arrested with fake currency

By Eman Al Baik

A Nigerian allegedly attempted to swindle a Syrian manager by showing interest to invest US$10m in business. He also paid him forged US$49,700 as first payment.

SN, 35, is a freight worker has been accused of possessing forged dollars.

Khaled Adel, 43, testified that he received a call on September 14 from an overseas number.

The caller expressed his interest to invest in the UAE and said that he is ready to invest with Adel legally.

Two days later Adel again receives a call from a local number and it was the same person talking on the other end.

They decide to meet in Sharjah to discuss the details of the investment.

SN said that he will transfer US$3.5 out of the US$10m to the company's account.

Adel got suspicious and informed the police. He called SN to meet in Bu Hail area. SN was soon arrested with fake US$3.5m stuffed in white paper of the same note size.

The accused had a similar criminal record with the police.