MANILA Makati police arrested two Japanese nationals for possessing counterfeit American currency on Monday.
In a report to the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), the police said Noa Shimegi, 27, was arrested at the Imelda Money Exchange located at Hidalgo Tower, Rockwell Center, Barangay Poblacion, Makati City.
While he was undergoing initial investigation around 7:30 p.m., authorities arrested Shimegi's compatriot for offering a bribe.
Yoshitaka Yamamoto, 48, a Japanese national, was also arrested for bribery after he offered the amount of PHP50,000 in exchange for the release of Shimegi.
Recovered from Shimegi were 10 pieces of counterfeit USD100 bills while confiscated from Yoshitaka were the 50 pieces of PHP1,000 bills. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency