South Sudan security arrest two, a Liberian and a Sudanese with $1.8m counterfeit cash

By GARANG A. MALAK *

South Sudanese authorities arrest two people believed to have counterfeited more than $1.8 million. PHOTO | FILE | NMG

The South Sudan’s Internal Security Bureau of the National Security Services in Juba has apprehended two people believed to have counterfeited more than $1.8 million.

According to the East African online outlet,  quoting David John Kumuri, the Sundanese National Security director of Public Relations addressing a press conference this week, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, said the suspects were arrested in separate operations.

“The two suspects were respectively apprehended in possession of a machine for counterfeiting United States dollars, as well as fake dollars amounting to 1,880,000 US dollars.

“The suspects are identified as Joseph William Deng, a South Sudanese national who was arrested in possession of 380,000 US dollars and Daniel Brown Nema, a Liberian national who was arrested in possession of a counterfeiting machine and 1,500,000 United States fake dollars,” Mr Kumuri said.

In 2020, a South Sudanese national was arrested in Malaba at the Kenya-Uganda border with fake US dollars and counterfeit materials used to produce the illegal currency.

He was arrested by Ugandan authorities while crossing in from the Kenyan side of the border, enroute to South Sudan.

South Sudanese authorities arrest two people believed to have counterfeited more than $1.8 million. PHOTO | FILE | NMG

 

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.

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