Delhi Police have arrested five foreign nationals for printing counterfeit US dollars, fake passports, visas and residential permits from the Capital and sending them to African countries.
Counterfeit $22,000 of $100 denomination, 120 fake passports of Lesotho, Ghana and Botswana, and 35 of other countries, fake water marks and 61 fake stamps of Indian and foreign immigration authorities and embassies have been seized.
The accused, from Nigeria, Kenya and Ghana, have been identified as Gabriel Olawale Ajisafe, Sunny Odigie, Enwere Okechukwa Kelvin Enwere, Caroline Cherotich and Augustine John Kwaku Kyare.
“Ajisafe was the mastermind. They printed fake US currency using screen-printing technology. The printing was exquisite and could also reproduce the impression of the water mark of genuine US dollar. They confessed that the fake notes were being sent to African countries,” Ashok Chand, DCP (crime), said.