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Posted On: 27 February 2020 09:56 am
Updated On: 3 March 2020 12:01 pm

General Directorate of Criminal Investigation arrests group specializing in counterfeiting money

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The Ministry of the Interior announced the arrest of a group specialized in counterfeiting funds consisting of four people with the nationality of an African country.

The ministry issued a statement on Wednesday that said the Economic and Cyber Crimes Combating Department at the General Directorate of Criminal Investigation arrested the gang after receiving information from the administration stating that a person had committed fraudulent acts by claiming to double the funds by treating them with some chemical tools intended to counterfeit the money.

The statement added that the arrested person lead them to the rest of the gang members.

The ministry indicated that legal measures were taken regarding the inspection of the residence of the gang members, as a group of counterfeit coins and banknotes were found in different sizes and paper categories and some of the tools they use to counterfeit currencies.

The ministry appealed to the public to not deal with such fraudsters who promote earning and multiplying money by fraudulent methods in the name of quick financial gain.

Source: Qatar News Agency/ Image source: Ministry of Interior