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SA national held in fake dollar scam

A South African national was arrested for his alleged role a racket involved in making counterfeit US dollars. James Lucas, 35, was arrested on Saturday in a joint operation by Prevention of Crime Branch (PCB) and Special Operation Group (SOG) when he was travelling in an auto rickshaw in Chowk Bazaar.

The huge bag that Lucas was carrying raised policemen's suspicion who checked it and recovered a safe with digital lock system from it.

When Lucas was asked to give the keys of the safe, he refused to cooperate. He feigned ignorance of Hindi and Gujarati. Questioned in English, he told the police that he stayed at 8th floor of New Golden Nest at Motinagar, Mira Road, Mumbai. He said he originally was a resident of 28, Church Road, near John Boy's School, Johannesburg.

Lucas said he had come to deliver the safe to someone named Vishal near Big Bazaar at city's Piplod area. The bag was given to him by a person called David.

Police broke open the safe from its backside through welding and found neatly wrapped 42 bundles of papers in cotton with imprints of US flag and $ 50,000 on them. The safe also had a bottle with some chemical, hand gloves and masks. There was a letterhead of United State Aid For International Development Federal Reserve Board, Department of Treasury, PMB 713840, Washington DC, USA, with details of procedure to make currency notes.

The materials that have been seized have been sent Directorate of Forensic Science (DFS), Gandhinagar, for testing.

Police have seized Lucas' passport and Rs 4,823 cash from him. Currencies of a few other countries and a mobile phone were also seized. The police have launched a search for Lucas' associates.

Source: TOI


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