Here's another head-scratcher with a numismatic connection, this time from Dubai.
Dubai Customs inspectors at Dubai International Airport managed to foil a bid to smuggle fake banknotes of US dollars with a total value of $ 56.5 thousand (AED 206 thousand). The currencies were possessed by a female passenger coming from an Asian country who was trying to smuggle them into the UAE.
Mr. Ali Al Mugahwi, Director of Airport Operations at Dubai Customs said that a customs inspector working at Dubai Int'l Airport Terminal 1 suspected a female passenger while she was on her way to the customs inspection area as she looked shaken and reluctant and behaved strangely.
He added:" At first, when her luggage was examined through the electronic checkup machine, nothing suspicious was detected. However, when a female Dubai Customs inspector manually and meticulously searched the luggage, she found black carbon papers bearing the picture of 100 banknote American dollars in an almost invisible way. The papers which were wrapped and spread in different parts of the luggage and in between the suspect's clothes were a total of 565 papers. These papers are believed to be used in witchcraft and money multiplication crimes".
During interrogation, she said she was going to buy a chemical substance used forging money and apply them to these papers to make them look as if they were original.
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Dubai Customs foils bid to smuggle fake currency using carbon paper
Wayne Homren, Editor
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