Police in Kigali is holding a 63-year old man after he was found with counterfeit euros amounting to 5000.
Jean Nkurunziza was apprehended by police in Nyabugogo bus terminal on Sunday.
He was at the time trying to defraud a forex bureau, where he was was attempting to exchange the forged notes, Police said.
According to Supt. Emmanuel Hitayezu, the central region Police spokesperson, Nkurunzinza presented 100 fake euros in €50 denominations, at the bureau to exchange it in Rwanda francs.
“The would-be victim quickly informed police after realizing the money was fake, officers acted quickly and arrested the suspected red-handed at the counter,” Supt. Hitayezu said.
“When officers searched him, they found other €4900 on him. Investigations are still underway to know the source of the money and to arrest anyone involved,” he said.
The suspect is currently detained at Kimisagara police station while the counterfeit money included banknotes with a face value of 100 will be presented to court as exhibits.
Police hailed the conduct of the forex bureau agent for vigilance and quick information sharing.
The Express News