According to the Myanmar Police Force, two Cameroon nationals staying at Chan Myae guest house in Maha Bandoola Street, Kyauktada Township, Yangon were arrested with counterfeit US currency and equipment used in counterfeiting currencies in their possession.
On March 21, a joint team of police personnel from Bahan Myoma Police Station, Yangon Region, Criminal Investigation Department (CID), Western District Police Officer office, Special Branch (SB) of Police and Tourist Security Police investigated a news tip-off they received about possession of counterfeit foreign exchange. They found two Cameroon nationals, Mr. Guillaume Nekndo Tchoungang (33) and Mr. Charles Abe Etounit (46), who were then interrogated.
The joint team found 3,471 notes of US currency believed to be counterfeit from Room No. 716 where Mr. Tchoungang was staying and equipment and accessories totaling 20 numbers used in making counterfeit notes from Room No. 715 where Mr. Etounit was staying.
The police charged the men under sections 489 (a), (b), (c), and (d) of the Penal Code.