Tshwane metro police (TMPD) officers tracked down a counterfeit money ring in Pretoria thanks to a phony R100 note.
SUSPINCOUS COMMUNICATION WAS FOLLOWED BY TMPD OFFICERS.
It happened after an operation carried out by the Tshwane metro police's tactical team on Friday.
According to Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba, a spokesman for the operation, the raid was conducted in pursuit of a criminal organization involved in currency counterfeiting and money laundering.
Officers were supposedly tailing a suspicious vehicle group that included a red Range Rover, two Mercedes Benz, and a Toyota Corolla during the operation.
The flagging down of the convoy brought a halt to the traffic. On Arcadia Street, officers from the TMPD inspected a red Range Rover.
Mahamba said that a counterfeit R100 note had been discovered in the vehicle.
COUNTERFEIT MONEY WORTH MILLIONS IS LEADED TOWARDS OFFICERS.
But after being questioned by the TMPD, the driver took them to the location on Stanza Bopape Street where they found even more counterfeit bills.
The chemicals used to clean the counterfeit currency and a steel box containing it were found on the premises.
Pretoria's Senior Superintendent Isaac Mahamba uncovered R3.5 million in counterfeit currency.
TWO NORTHWEST INDIVIDUALS DETAINED ON DRUGS CHARGES
In the meanwhile, the Hawks in the province of North West have raided a home and seized a quantity of drugs.
This happened in the course of a mission in Christiana by the Hawks' Serious Organized Crime Investigation team to thwart cocaine trafficking.
Captain Tlangelani Rikhotso, the police force's spokesman, has said that the first suspect was apprehended in his home while he was in possession of cash and pre-packaged dagga.
After a search warrant was obtained for his home, a second suspect was also apprehended in Christiana. When police searched his car, they discovered crystal meth.
In a forgery, Capt. Tlangelani Rikhotso
Three narcotics suspects were apprehended by the Hawks in North West Province. PICTURE: Some Hawks
The Christiana Magistrate's Court is where the two will make their initial court appearance on Monday.
The Serious Organized Crime team made another arrest in Klerksdorp in a different incident. A drug suspect was taken into custody at his residence by the Illicit Mining Task Team.
A mandrax tablet, crystal meth packets, and cash were recovered during the suspect's arrest in his Kanana house, according to Rikhotso.
On Monday, he will also make his first appearance at the Orkney Magistrate's Court.
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