MONTREAL, Nov. 9, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ - The Canada Border Services Agency
(CBSA) today announced that charges were filed yesterday against two
Montréal residents, Lucien Kamgaing Kamdem, age 37, and his wife,
Nadège Faustine Noucbibem, age 32, for possessing and attempting to
smuggle counterfeit money into Canada, under the Criminal Code. The CBSA's investigation was conducted with the help of French customs
officials (the Direction générale des douanes et droits indirects de la
République française) and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
The CBSA's investigation began after the interception of a parcel from
Cameroon destined to Canada via France. The package contained 423
counterfeit Canadian bills. CBSA investigators executed a search
warrant at the home of the intended recipient in Montréal. A number of
other items were seized, including counterfeit Canadian and American
bills, Euros and product kits used in a black money scam. Bundles of
white and black bills of unclear denominations were also seized.
According to the CBSA's investigation, the seized goods were to be used
as part of a black money scam. In this type of fraud, fraudsters claim
that the denominations of the bills had to be masked in order to
facilitate the border crossing. Victims are then asked considerable
sums of money to buy the products needed to return the bills in good
The CBSA Criminal Investigations Division works closely with domestic
and international law enforcement partners to prevent the unlawful
importation of goods while prosecuting those who contravene Canadian
legislation. It should be noted that the items were intercepted at the
moment of their importation, before the bills were fraudulently used.
With the assistance of their partners, CBSA officers protected
Canadians from a scam before it was committed.
SOURCE CANADA BORDER SERVICES AGENCY
For further information:
Canada Border Services Agency
Communications, Quebec Region