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Ekurhuleni Man Arrested with R4,000 in Dye-Stained Money



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A man aged 35 has been apprehended by the Ekurhuleni Metro Police Department’s (EMPD) tactical response unit along with the South African Police Service’s crime intelligence unit after being discovered in possession of money marked with ink stains. According to IOL, the amount of dye-stained money seized totalled over R4,000, and the arrest occurred in the Delmore Park area, as reported by the EMPD. EMPD spokesperson Katlego Mphahlele stated, “The collaborative operation between law enforcement agencies was promptly initiated based on intelligence received from a credible source regarding a suspect potentially harbouring illegal firearms and ammunition at his residence. Upon raiding the specified address on Impangela Street, officers encountered a male occupant who provided vague responses when confronted with R200, R100, and R50 dye-stained banknotes totaling R4,150, before being transported to the Reiger Park police station.” Mphahlele added, “The offender, charged with possession of stolen property, is scheduled to appear before the Boksburg Magistrate’s Court soon.”

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ATMs are equipped with dye-stain technology to safeguard cash stored within special containers. When an attempt is made to open these containers forcibly, the technology activates, staining the cash with a dye, rendering it non-negotiable as legal tender. Possession of such stained notes implicates individuals in potential criminal activities related to theft and unauthorised access to ATM containers, prompting further investigation.

IOL previously reported widespread destruction of ATMs and thefts during the 2021 civil unrest in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng. The South African Banking Risk Information Centre observed a surge in the attempted circulation of dye-stained notes in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng.

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