Baghdad Today" is investigating the presence of the "Israeli dollar" in the Iraqi markets
2,182 Economie 07/09/2022 22:24
Baghdad today - Baghda
Informed sources revealed, on Wednesday, the fact that the Israeli dollar entered the Iraqi market, indicating that
influential mafias are working on smuggling and counterfeiting currency. The sources said in an interview with (Baghdad Today), that
"counterfeiting foreign currencies is a global phenomenon that most countries suffer from in light of the presence of mafias with great capabilities,
but the use of advanced security means contributed to reducing the rate of counterfeiting by a high percentage, especially for hard currencies, including the dollar in the past years." She added,
"Talking about the entry of the so-called Israeli dollar, which is the most famous and complex type of counterfeit edition, is inaccurate,
but there is actually a promotion of counterfeit money, whether foreign or Iraqi currencies, and it is followed up.
Some networks have been dismantled in the past months and money has been seized."
As for Khalil Al-Rashidi, owner of exchange offices, he said,
"Forgery of foreign currencies is developing greatly because it is run by large international mafias, and
we do not rule out that part of the amounts of counterfeit money entered the markets, especially since there are networks to market it." Al-Rashidi added,
"Most of the exchange offices deal cautiously with foreign currencies and have experience in detecting counterfeit through some machines,
but there are actually very complex editions with very advanced counterfeiting tracks, which requires more efforts to detect it."