National Security busts $5 million fake currency gang at Kokota International Airport

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

A statement by National Security said the gang, led by one Yassei Alia, a 45-year-old Syrian resident in East Legon, and owner of Hardford Auto Service in Accra, together with Danjuma Zakaria, alias Alhaji Mohammed, 49 and resident of Tema West, were rounded up in a warehouse within the premises of NacCharter Cargo and Freight Company, near the KLM offices within the Accra International Airport, on Monday, April, 27 at about 5:30 p.m.

Freshly printed 10 thousand dollar bundles of fake 100dollar notes concealed in two large metal trunks and a suitcase were retrieved from the warehouse.

The amount is estimated to be more than five million dollars.

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