Two Africans jailed in Dubai for selling $30,000 in fake dollars

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Two Africans jailed in Dubai for selling $30,000 in fake dollars

 

DUBAI – Two African men have been jailed in Dubai for selling $30,000 in fake US dollars on Instagram, according to reports on Monday (February 7).

The Dubai Criminal Court sentenced the duo to one year in jail. They will be deported after serving their sentence.

According to court records, the African duo lured an Arab man after publishing an advertisement on Instagram that said they were currency dealers who can exchange dollars at a higher rate.

The Arab told prosecutors that when he contacted the African duo, they claimed they transacted in the UAE through a dealer here.

He was given mobile numbers of the contact person that he would later meet in Deira. He also met the two Africans.

The Arab man gave them Dh75,000 in exchange for $30,000 that he thought was at a lower trading price compared to the current market rate.

The victim later discovered the dollar bills were fake and alerted the authorities.

The police were able to track down and arrest the Africans. One of them admitted to interrogators that the committed the crime in exchange for Dh300 as payment. ICA/Expat Media


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