Black dollar scam: Ugandan national held in Nagaland over visa fraud

Kohima: The police have arrested a 35-year-old Ugandan national in Dimapur, Nagaland for forging visa documents. The police revealed that the man has been identified as Michael Philip.

While the arrest was made on Monday, the police said that during its preliminary investigation, Philip was found to be in possession of 4,000 ‘black papers’ in the size of foreign currency notes, along with three bottles containing suspected chemicals.

According to the Dimapur police, the seizures “clearly” indicate the Ugandan man’s involvement in the “black dollar” scam or “wash wash scam” which was corroborated by the additional seizures of instructional manuals of converting the black paper into US dollars and Euro currency notes.

The police said that the black dollar scam is basically a hoax where the fraudster attempts to obtain money from the victims through deception that a bundle of bank note sized papers are actually currency notes that had been dyed to avoid detection by Law Enforcement Agency (LEA) and can be brought back to original dollar bills if treated with a particular chemical.

It informed that a case has been registered at East Police Station in Dimapur in this regard.

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