The National Security has apprehended a 13-member gang that was printing and distributing
counterfeit currency notes to unsuspecting victims, most of whom were foreign nationals.
Yassei Alia, a 45-year-old Syrian who owns Hardford Auto Service and lives in East Legon, was
arrested alongside Danjuma Zakaria, alias Alhaji Mohammed, 49.
They were apprehended in a warehouse on the NacCharter Cargo and Freight Company’s premises
near the KLM offices at Kotoka International Airport.
They were apprehended by National Security operatives around 5:30 p.m. on Monday, April 27, 2021.
Freshly printed $10,000 packets of bogus $100 bills
were seized from the warehouse during their
capture and hidden in two large metal trunks and a suitcase.
A statement issued by the National Security noted that the amount was estimated to be over five million United States Dollars (USD).
The statement however noted that
they lured unsuspecting victims with claims that they had access
to millions of US dollars in Libya, The gang leader, Yassei, indicated that he had gone to the
warehouse to have a discussion with one Kojo, regarding a V8 engine.
Alhaji Mohammed on the other hand stated that
he had gone to solicit financial help from Kojo to
enable him to procure a vehicle from Holland.
The other 11 suspects including a lady,
were also arrested at the warehouse In other news, armed
robbers have raided a Siigo Filling Station in the Gomoa East District of the Central Region.
Two persons were reportedly shot during the robbery
and are in critical condition, Starrfm.com.gh reported.
They have been named as Michael Entsie, 21, and Siita Jibril, 30.
Narrating their ordeal to the EIB Network’s Central Regional Correspondent, the victims said the attack happened at 12:30 am on Thursday.