Woman courier held with Rs 2.5 lakh in fakes

The property cell of Mumbai Police Crime Branch has arrested a woman for allegedly carrying counterfiet currency with a face value of Rs 2.5 lakh.

She said she brought the fakes from Murshidabad near Bangladesh border.

Police said women were seldom used to circulate fakes. A probe has begun to check if this is a new trend.

"We had information Majadabibi Sheikh (40) would come to Carnac Bunder Monday. Our informant identified her as she showed up. During a search at her residence, Rs 2.5 lakh in fake notes of Rs 500 was found," said an officer with the property cell.

She was produced in court Tuesday and remanded in police custody till May 4.

"Sheikh procured fake currency from Murshidabad at Rs 70,000 per lakh. Being a woman, she would arouse less suspicion," said inspector Nandkumar Gopale.

Sheikh stays with her daughter in a chawl near CST, while her three sons stay in Murshidabad.

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