The Commonwealth of Dominica, Police Force will be looking out for counterfeit currency during the World Creole Music Festival.
This was announced by Superintendent of Police Matthew Cuffy who was speaking at a press conference held at the Police Headquarters on Monday morning.
Cuffy advised shopkeepers and vendors to be vigilant when accepting money, specifically foreign currency.
“We’ll also be very vigilant in terms of counterfeit currency being circulated around,” he said noting how in times like these “we normally come across a number of reports of counterfeit currencies.”
He then advised the general public to be very careful when exchanging monies.
“The entire staff of the CID will remain focused and ready to respond in the event of any situation. We will not tolerate any attack on anyone. There will also be a rushed response to any crime committed against visitors,” Cuffy stated.
Cuffy also noted that the CID will be on the streets and at various venues of activities, adding that there will also be no tolerance for crime.
“The CID will be on the streets,” he said, “and at various venues of activities. We’ll be looking out for persons who are bent on committing crimes against persons.” Cuffy then stated that some of these offences among others are theft, robery, burglary and wounding.