Abu Dhabi: An Asian man has been arrested in Abu Dhabi on suspicion of forging banknotes.
Police raided his house in the city of Al-Ain and seized equipment that he allegedly used to forge the UAE currency.
The man was accused of cheating taxi drivers by giving them AED500 in counterfeit notes under the pretext of obtaining change from them in smaller denominations.
The taxi drivers who were conned filed complaints with the police. They identified the suspect, arrested him and referred him to legal authorities to be tried.