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Arrested Mbah Jamrong, Police Seized Rp 1.5 Billion Counterfeit Money

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Bogor Police Chief, AKBP Harun during a press conference on the disclosure of counterfeit money at the Bogor Police Headquarters, Cibinong, Bogor Regency, West Java. [ANTARA/M Fikri Setiawan]

Mbah Jamrong received counterfeit money from the Army in Purwokerto, Central Java. – A shaman with the initials SD alias Mbah Jamrong was arrested by the police on suspicion of circulating counterfeit money.

Mbah Jamrong was arrested with evidence of counterfeit Rp 1.5 billion in Rp 100 thousand denominations.

“This collaboration between the community and the Cileungsi Police has succeeded in uncovering the perpetrators of circulating counterfeit money during the pandemic, when the community’s economy is currently experiencing difficulties,” said Bogor Police Chief, AKBP Harun, Tuesday (17/8/2021) quoted from Antara.

According to him, the disclosure of the counterfeit money case began when the Cileungsi Police received information from the public that there were several people shopping at their stalls using counterfeit notes of Rp. 100 thousand to buy cigarettes.

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They are AG, AR, EH and DR. The four of them got fake money from the elementary school of a shaman or commonly called Mbah Jamrong, by exchanging the original Rp. 3 million for fake money of Rp. 10 million.

Harun said that initially the police arrested two perpetrators who spent counterfeit money at 11 stalls in Mampir Village, Dayeuh Village, Cileungsi District, Bogor Regency. Based on the perpetrator’s confession, both of them got money from SD alias Mbah Jamrong.

“Mbah Jamrong, then asked the person who had doubled the money to him, to immediately spend the money. Mbah Jamrong herself has been doing this profession for two years,” said Harun.

According to him, Mbah Jamrong received counterfeit money from the Army in Purwokerto, Central Java. Meanwhile, AD is on the People’s Wanted List (DPO). Then, the manufacturer of this counterfeit money, is still unknown.

“It’s still under development. We are still developing how much has been distributed,” explained Harun.

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Meanwhile, the Head of the Cileungsi Police, Kompol Andri Alam, explained that after receiving information from the two initial dealers, his party was pursuing them in four different locations, all of which were in Bandung.

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