Three suspects arrested for possession of counterfeit bank notes and dealing in diamonds

BLOEMFONTEIN – A Crime Intelligence-driven operation executed by members of Mangaung Metro Tactical Response Team on Thursday 2 February 2023 led to the arrest of three (3) suspects found in possession of counterfeit South African currency notes and also dealing in precious metals – diamonds in Phahameng Location – Bloemfontein.

The team arrived at the given location, spotted the mentioned vehicle with three occupants and conducted a search. The police found counterfeit bank notes hidden inside the vehicle. They also found two (2) stones identifiable as precious metals – diamonds. The three (3) suspects were then arrested for alleged possession of counterfeit money and dealing in diamonds. The counterfeit notes were made to imitate approximately 83 000 in South African rands.

The suspects aged 29, 31 and 79 will appear in the Bloemfontein Magistrates’ Court soon.

Source: South Africa Police Service