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Folha de Maputo
Police in Mozambique detained a 26-year-old woman with more than 12,000 rands in counterfeit currency in the lower part of the city at the weekend.
The woman, who lives in the Nkobe neighbourhood in Matola district, was caught trying to change the rands into meticais in the informal market.
The detainee told reporters that she had got the money from her husband when he returned from South Africa, but he has not been answering his phone since she was arrested.
“He has not been answering his phone since I was arrested,” she said. “I do not know where he is, I did not know that this money was false, now I am in the police station for the first time since I was a child.”
Maputo city police spokesman Paulo Nazaré said that the accused is part of a gang which owns a counterfeiting press, and that the corporation is on the trail of other members of the group to hold them accountable and find the press used to produce the counterfeit notes.Source: Folha de Maputo