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Fake rupee smuggler jailed, fined Dh200,000 in Dubai


DUBAI – A 51-year-old Pakistani man has been jailed in Dubai after he was caught trying to smuggle millions of fake Pakistani rupees into the emirate.

The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced the smuggler to three years in jail, and also ordered that he be deported after serving his jail term. He was also fined Dh200,000.

He was caught at the Dubai International Airport on November 22, 2019 after customs officers stopped him for carrying a suspicious-looking bag.

Customs officials discovered that the bag had a secret compartment where the man hid 3.9 million fake rupee notes (Dh94,900).

An inspector said that the man appeared “very calm and cooperative” but alarm bells rang when they saw the bag that appeared “very thick around the bottom”.

During police interrogation, the Pakistani man initially denied carrying fake currency but later admitted to the crime. ICA/Expat Media

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