The first major catch in the field in more than ten years in Mali: 5 billion CFA francs of counterfeit banknotes in various currencies were seized last week from a marabout, alleged brain from a large network of counterfeit human traffickers. The person will be presented to the prosecutor on Monday.
as reported from Bamako, Serge Daniel
Marabout and alleged mastermind of the gang of counterfeit money smugglers did not have time to flee when the team from the head of the search brigade in the gendarmerie in Camp 1 in Bamako went to his home. The indications were accurate and two suitcases were seized in his home with bundles of counterfeit CFA francs, dollars and euros inside.
Upon questioning, the alleged marabout, the leader of the gang, admitted to owning the luggage and its contents. In total, just over 5 billion CFA francs in counterfeit banknotes. In the field, it is the most important catch of the last ten years.
If so far only one person has been arrested, several others are wanted. The team consists of fake money smugglers and individuals who were supposed to help them sell them in several countries. Their number and their nationalities were not specified. Kassim, marabout, would be at the center of everything. A large Ivorian dealer was apparently on the verge of falling into her trap.