Commercial Crime Division arrests 2 men in counterfeit banknote case, seizes 37 counterfeit banknotes, printers and other evidence


Police received multiple reports of counterfeit banknotes being used in late October, including when people used counterfeit banknotes in payments to food delivery workers and sellers on online second-hand trading platforms. After intelligence analysis and in-depth investigation, officers of the Commercial Crime Bureau arrested two local men, aged 34 and 41, in Kwun Tong District yesterday (November 1) on suspicion of "using counterfeit banknotes".

Officers seized a total of 35 suspected counterfeit HK$500 banknotes, 2 suspected counterfeit HK$100 banknotes, printers, paper and mobile phones suspected of being used to make counterfeit banknotes. Preliminary investigations revealed that the two arrested persons were suspected of being related to five similar cases in Tseung Kwan O, Tsing Yi and Kwun Tong districts last month. The two arrested persons are being detained for investigation.

The police appeal to the public not to take it lightly when seeking redemption. If you have doubts about the authenticity of the banknotes, you should seek assistance from the police or banks, and do not try to use them again, otherwise you may commit crimes such as "using counterfeit banknotes and coins".

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