Somali special forces raid counterfeit currency linked to members of parliament

Mogadishu-Somalia, secret service raid counterfeit currency linked to parliament working in intelligence have broken up a counterfeit money ring based in the Somali capital, the country’s intelligence announced.

The bust took place after two men thought to be the kingpins of a network suspected of having been involved in manufacturing a counterfeit US currency note during a covert operation at Aden Adde international airport as parts of ongoing investigations targeting criminal under the radar of security agencies, the agency said in social media.

The suspects are linked to an unnamed Somali lawmaker who is reported to be involved in the counterfeit notes manufacturing crime, the agency noted. Also found were money printing machines, cutters and chemical solutions used for cleaning black dollar notes.