Nepal Police, on Friday, arrested underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's associate Yunus Ansari along with three Pakistani nationals at Kathmandu airport and seized around Rs 7.5 crore worth fake Indian currency notes from their possession
New Delhi: It might come as a surprise for Indian intelligence agencies who tipped-off the Nepal police about a fake currency racket, that the members involved were fans of the mobile game PUBG.
One of the accused, a close aide of underworld don Dawood Ibrahim was so obsessed with the game that at the time of arrest, he was wearing a t-shirt which read PUBG.
Nepal Police, on Friday, arrested underworld don Dawood Ibrahim's associate Yunus Ansari along with three Pakistani nationals at Kathmandu airport and seized around Rs 7.5 crore worth fake Indian currency notes from their possession. Local police then checked the phones of all the accused and found PUBG installed in their mobile phones.
"We have arrested Yunus Miya Ansari along with three Pakistanis and two Nepalese nationals from the Tribhuwan International Airport with counterfeit Indian bank notes. They came to Nepal from Qatar with the fake Indian currency, but their passport shows that their travel starts from Pakistan," Nepal Police spokesman, deputy inspector general Bishwo Raj Pokharel told ANI.
"We have recovered four suitcases from them, where fake currency amounting to 7 crores and 67 lakhs was found," he added. According to the local media, the accused were arrested at 9.30 am on Friday when they reached Nepal to pick up the consignment of fake Indian bank notes.
Local media claimed that Yunus was involved in smuggling of fake currency for more than 15 years. He also went to Pakistan and started working with the D-company.
"Yasir Uddin, Mohammad Akhtar and Nadiya Anbar were arrested with two briefcases full of Indian currency amounting to Rs 7,67,94,000. We suspect the bills to be fake. We will send the bills to the Nepal Rastra Bank for further analysis," Kathmandu post, a local newspaper said quoting Gajendra Kumar Thakur, chief at the airport customs.
"Uddin was passing through the security check point at the airport when the content of his briefcase aroused suspicion among the customs officials," the newspaper said.
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Last Updated May 25, 2019, 4:43 PM IST