KUWAIT CITY, Jan 28:Personnel from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) have arrested an unidentified Syrian for forging the Kuwaiti currency in the KD 20 denomination inside his home in Ishbiliya, reports Al-Anba daily.
The daily added, the Syrian was arrested after the concerned authorities received complaints that ‘someone’ was using forged money to buy things. CID personnel, acting on information began investigations and finally caught the man red-handed.
During interrogation the Syrian claimed he had been cheated by an unidentified African gang which allegedly sold him blank papers promising it turns into real currency after using a particular type of ink.
However, the CID men refused to buy his story and continued their interrogation following which the man admitted that it is he who bought the tools to forge the currency. He also told police most of the forged currency in 20 dinars bills he spent in grocery shops and shopping centers, particularly in the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area given the vast expat population and in the belief he will not be caught.
Police then armed with a search and arrest warrant from the Public Prosecution raided the man’s home in Ishbiliya and seized the currency forging tools including state-ofthe- art machinery and 8,960 forged dinars in 20-dinar bills.