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Posted On: 17 June 2009 08:52 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:09 pm

11 face trial over fake currency

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Eleven Arab nationals are undergoing trial for bringing fake Qatari currency notes into the country and trying to circulate them in the local market. The prosecution has accused five of them of smuggling the fake notes and one of them of trying to put them into circulation. Five of the suspects, on the other hand, have been accused of knowing about the crime but not informing the law-enforcement agencies. The accused work in different companies but come from one country. One of them is a driver, for example, while another is an information technology (IT) expert. Yet another one is unemployed. The trial, after interrogation and charging of the suspects, began late last week. Meanwhile, sources in exchange houses said it was rare for them to detect fake Qatari currency bills. “It is, maybe, once a year that we come across a fake currency note. It’s not a major problem,” a source said. The machines which the banks and exchange houses use to count currency bills have an inbuilt mechanism to check fake currency notes as well.