13-member gang arrested at Airport with over $5million fake currency

13-member gang arrested at Airport with over $5million fake currency

- A 13-member gang have been busted for their involvement in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes

- Their victims are mostly unsuspecting foreign nationals

- They were busted on Monday, April 27, 2021, at around 5:30 pm by National Security operatives

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The National Security has busted a 13-member gang involved in the printing and distribution of fake currency notes to unsuspecting victims, mostly foreign nationals.

The gang leader, Yassei Alia, a 45-year-old Syrian who resides in East Legon, and owns Hardford Auto Service was arrested together with Danjuma Zakaria, alias Alhaji Mohammed, 49.

They were rounded up in a warehouse within the premises of NacCharter Cargo and Freight Company, near KLM offices within the Kotoka International Airport.

13-member gang arrested at Airport with over $5million fake currency
13-member gang arrested at Airport with over $5million fake currency Photo credit: Graphic.com.gh
Source: UGC

They were busted on Monday, April 27, 2021, at around 5:30 pm by National Security operatives.

During their arrest, freshly printed $10,000 bundles of fake $100 notes were retrieved from the warehouse concealed in two large metal trunks and a suitcase.

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A statement issued by the National Security noted that the amount was estimated to be over five million United States Dollars (USD).

The statement however noted that they lured unsuspecting victims with claims that they had access to millions of US dollars in Libya,

The gang leader, Yassei, indicated that he had gone to the warehouse to have a discussion with one Kojo, regarding a V8 engine.

Alhaji Mohammed on the other hand stated that he had gone to solicit financial help from Kojo to enable him to procure a vehicle from Holland.

The other 11 suspects including a lady, were also arrested at the warehouse

In other news, armed robbers have raided a Siigo Filling Station in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.

Two persons were reportedly shot during the robbery and are in critical condition, Starrfm.com.gh reported.

They have been named as Michael Entsie, 21, and Siita Jibril, 30.

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Narrating their ordeal to the EIB Network’s Central Regional Correspondent, the victims said the attack happened at 12:30 am on Thursday.

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