Police smashed homemade counterfeit note manufacturing workshop

     Police yesterday (July 5) arrested two men, aged 36 and 32, for .passing a counterfeit note・ and .counterfeiting note・ respectively and smashed a homemade counterfeit note manufacturing workshop.

     Officers of Commercial Crime Bureau, acting on intelligence and after conducting in-depth investigation, took action yesterday afternoon and arrested a 36-year-old man, who was passing a counterfeit $100 banknote, in a market on Java Road, North Point. Four more counterfeit $100 banknotes were seized from the man.
The officers later conducted a house search at the man・s residence in Sham Shui Po and seized 36 more counterfeit $100 banknotes, two notebook computers and an ink-jet printer. Another 32-year-old man was arrested in the residence.

     The men were arrested for .passing a counterfeit note・ and .counterfeiting note・ respectively and being detained for further enquiries.

     Police are investigating whether the arrested men were in connection with the cases involving passing ink-jet type counterfeit $100 banknotes in the past six months.     

     Police urged public to be vigilant when making transactions in cash, in order to avoid receipt of counterfeit notes.

     Public should make a report to Police immediately in case of receiving any counterfeit notes and never attempted to pass those counterfeit notes. Manufacturing, possessing, controlling or passing a counterfeit note is a serious offence. Offenders may be liable to a maximum penalty of 14-year imprisonment.    

Police Report No 7
Issued by PPRB

Ends/Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Issued at HKT 20:22