Suriname: Sopo detained for operating illegal currency exchange

Members of the Fraud department raided an exchange office on the old Veerplein in Meerzorg on Wednesday 12 May. There, after information obtained and elaborated, one Siegfried T. alias ‘Sopo’, who operated an illegal exchange office, was arrested. An enormous amount of money in SRD was found and confiscated on Siegfried.

Four other persons who were about to exchange money with Siegfried were also arrested. After being interrogated, the four people were sent away, while Siegfried T. was detained by the police after consultation with the Public Prosecution Service.


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