Instead of popping champagne on New Year’s Day, a 40-year-old man was having his wrists handcuffed after being arrested for being in possession of fake money in Limpopo.
Police spokesperson Colonel Moatshe Ngoepe said the man had been caught in possession of fake rand totaling R179 200 and counterfeit dollars totaling $149 300 (about R2.7m).
Officers pounced after receiving a tip-off that a vehicle traveling from Madombidzha village to Makhado was carrying counterfeit cash.
#sapsLIM In Makhado outside Thohoyandou, a man (40) was arrested for possession of counterfeit money at the local filling station following
Ngoepe said the man’s Mercedes-Benz was also seized.
The suspect is expected to appear in court on Thursday.
Ngoepe said they were investigating whether the 40-year-old was working with accomplices and for what he intended to use the counterfeit money.