x Abu Dhabi, UAESaturday 22 July 2017

Man tried to sell fake Indian rupees to Dubai Police, court hears

A man tried to sell more than two million fake Indian rupees to an undercover policeman, a court heard today.

DUBAI // A man tried to sell more than two million fake Indian rupees to an undercover policeman, a court heard today.

AS, 23, from India, agreed to meet the officer behind the Sheraton Hotel in Deira to sell him the counterfeit Rupees in January this year.

Upon his arrest, police found 2.4 million fake rupees in his possession.

The man told arresting officers that he had received the money just 15 minutes before his arrest, claiming a man had asked him to deliver the money in return for Dh2,000.

In court, AS did not enter a plea as he did not have a lawyer present.

The case was adjourned to April 2.

salamir@thenational.ae