Dubai: Dubai Law enforcement arrested a gang of a few guys who have been trying to sell $4 million (Dh14.6 million) in faux forex above social media platforms for Dh100,000, an official said.

According to Brigadier Jamal Salem Al Jalaf, Director of Legal Investigation Section (CID) at Dubai Law enforcement, the a few African gentlemen who ended up being in a hotel at Deira area, tried to market pretend dollars for Dh100,000.

“They had been visitors and tried to scam folks by publishing on social media that they have bucks painted in black product and they have a liquid material to get rid of the paint,” mentioned Brig Al Jalaf.

Piolice trap

Dubai Law enforcement communicated with the gang by way of undercover policeman, who expressed his intention to acquire the dollars for Dh100,000. “The policeman received the gang’s have faith in and they were arrested immediately after a lure was set for them.”

Meanwhile, Colonel Omar Bin Hamad, Deputy Director of Anti-Financial Crimes Department at Dubai Law enforcement, said the gang utilised the liquid compound to remove the black paint on just one of the banknotes and gave it to the policeman to examine whether it is authentic or not.

“The $100 banknote was true to fraud the victims. We located a bottle of material and white powder used in the rip-off,” Col Bin Hamad extra. The trio were being referred to Dubai Community Prosecution to finish the investigation.

Col Bin Hamad, urged associates of society to stay vigilant in front of such scams and to report them to worried authorities. “It is a subject of logic. If the bucks were real, then the scammers would maintain them for them selves fairly than hunting to offer it for many others. They had been focusing on folks who want to achieve swift earnings with no verifying the resource of cash,” mentioned Col Bin Hamad.