Updated: March 7, 2021
Two Cameroonians are currently behind bars after they were arrested for counterfeiting U.S. dollars in the Southeastern Asian country of Myanmar.
According to the Myanmar Police Force, as reported by Mizzima, a news site that reports local news from Myanmar, the two Cameroonians, Guillaume Nekndo Tchoungang and Charles Abe Etounit were arrested with counterfeited U.S. dollars and equipment used in counterfeiting currencies.
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The report said on March 21, a joint team of police personnel from Bahan Myoma Police Station, Yangon Region, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Western District Police Officer office, Special Branch (SB) of Police and Tourist Security Police investigated a tip-off which led to the arrest of Guillaume Nekndo Tchoungang, 33 and Charles Abe Etounit, 46-years-old.
Security forces are said to have found 3,471 notes of US currency believed to be counterfeit from Room No. 716 where Tchoungang was staying and equipment and accessories totaling 20 numbers used in making counterfeit notes from Room No. 715 where Mr. Etounit was staying.
The police later charged the suspects under sections 489 (a), (b), (c), and (d) of the Myanmar Penal Code.