Fake currency racket busted in Paktika
SHARANA (Pajhwok): Intelligence operatives have detained three men allegedly involved in counterfeit currency racket in southeastern Paktika province.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) officials told reporters in Sharana, the provincial capital, that the three men had been involved in circulating fake currency in the city bazaar’s Kotwal area.
Two of the detainees belonged to central Logar province, the officials said, identifying them as Nasir and Gohar. The third, Abdullah, hailed from central Maidan Wardak province.
They possessed 30,000 fake Afghan currency notes and 75,000 Pakistani currency notes, the NDS officials said, adding that the detainees had confessed to their crime and obtaining the fake money from a man in Pakistan’s Lowargi area.
A shopkeeper in Sharana, Noor Khan, told Pajhwok Afghan News that a man gave him Rs5000 note two months ago, saying he had no chain, but the note later appeared to be fake. He urged the authorities concerned to take legal action against the detainees.
The detainees were paraded before media representatives.
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