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Men selling counterfeit money in Bekasi arrested

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 19, 2018   /   04:15 pm
Men selling counterfeit money in Bekasi arrested Bekasi Police show confiscated counterfeit money and other evidence after they arrested men who allegedly sold the money in Bekasi, West Java, on Oct. 17. (kompas.com/ Dean Pahrevi)

The Bekasi Police arrested on Wednesday two men, Parsono, 48, and Nanang, 34, who allegedly sold counterfeit money on JORR toll traffic circle, Jl. Wibawa Mukti in Jatiasih.

The arrest was made following a report that there were a group of men who sold Rp 1 billion (US$65,362) in cash for Rp 500 million, Bekasi Police crime investigation unit chief Adj. Sr. Comr. Jairus Saragih said on Thursday.  

Jairus said the police had gone undercover as customers. The suspects showed the undercover officers an original Rp 100,000 bill and convinced them that the suspects had a bag with Rp 1 billion in real cash.

After the police pretended to buy the money, the suspects tried to escape.

“We arrested both suspects, but there was another suspect who escaped,” Jairus said as quoted by kompas.com.

He added that the suspects reportedly hypnotized the people while selling the counterfeit money. (cal)