By A Correspondent- Police in Mozambique have seized about $16,000 (£11,500) of counterfeit notes suspected to be originating from a regional syndicate specialising in printing fake currency.
Authorities in Mozambique said they had arrested two Angolans in connection with the case, with several other suspects being issued arrest warrants.
Mozambican, Angolan and South African nationals were suspected to be part of a currency-forging syndicate – though their attempts to forge Mozambique’s metical had failed, police said.
The detained Angolans have denied any wrongdoing. One of them said he was a businessman who had entered Mozambique legally two months ago to look for business opportunities and had no idea why he had been arrested.