Mumbai, Jan 27: The Mumbai police seized fake Indian currency notes with a face value of ₹ 7 crore after busting a gang involved in printing and distribution of counterfeit notes, said an official.
The police officials arrested seven persons in this connection.
Acting on a tip-off, Unit-11 of the Mumbai crime branch intercepted a car at Dahisar Check Post and apprehended four persons seating in the car and interrogated them.
During the search of the car, crime branch officials found counterfeit currency notes with a face value of ₹ 5 crore. While interrogating the four car occupants, the police got information about their three more aides.
Accordingly, a police team conducted a raid at a hotel in suburban Andheri (west) and seized fake currency notes with a face value of ₹ 2 crore. The police arrested three persons from the hotel.
Besides counterfeit notes, the police have seized a laptop, seven mobile phones, ₹ 28,170 in genuine currency, Aadhaar, PAN cards and driving licences
So far, the police have recovered fake currency notes with a face value of ₹ 7 crore and arrested seven persons in this case.