Crime

Ukrainian man arrested in alleged fake currency trafficking

Mazen Farakh, a citizen of Ukraine, was detained after being placed on the police’s wanted list for allegedly trafficking counterfeit money.

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The suspect was apprehended by the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS) at the Kotoka International Airport (KIA) on November 9, 2022. He is accused of transporting a total of $65 million in phony cash out of Ghana to various locations.

He is thought to be in the Airport Police station while the situation is still being investigated.

Warrant of Arrest

The Comptroller-General of the GIS received a warrant for Mazen Farakh’s arrest in September of this year from the Madina District Court.

According to intelligence, the suspect was able to transport $65 million in counterfeit money to various locations outside the country over the course of several years.

The suspect was allegedly conducting the same activity but was apprehended after the GIS received a copy of the arrest warrant and his passport’s bio page.

Accomplice

Sam, a suspected accomplice from Nigeria, was apprehended by the anti-graft organization earlier this year.

Sam, 52, was detained on suspicion of defrauding Mazen Farakh of $6.5 million, according to intelligence, although he claimed insisted that he never scammed the Ukrainian and instead had a phony currency arrangement with him.

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