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June 16, 2014

More than 90 000 counterfeit hundred birr notes seized in Tigray

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More than 90 000 counterfeit hundred birr notes seized in Tigray

Police announced that it seized more than 90 000 counterfeit hundred birr notes in the Laelay Adiyabo woreda of the Tigray region’s north western zone. The police have also put into custody two suspects who have tried to escape with the huge amount of grain that they have bought with the counterfeit money.

As the woreda’s police commander Daniel Assegede told ENA the suspects were put into custody when they were trying to escape after they bought 160 quintals of sorghum with eighty two thousand counterfeit birr notes from the local farmers.

The suspects are apprehended with the help of the community and when they caught more than eight thousand counterfeit hundred birr notes are found with them. 

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