Bengaluru: The Bengaluru Central Crime Branch (CCB) Police on Tuesday morning raided 35 houses where African nationals and foreigners were staying in Hennur and Banaswadi area and seized fake currency.

Bengaluru City Police Commissioner Kamal Pant tweeted regarding the case.

“Special drive undertaken by @CCBBangalore of @BlrCityPolice against illegal staying of foreigners..today early morning team of 120 CCB officers raided houses in Hennur, Baglur, Kothanur and checked 85 foreigners. found 20 Africans to be staying without valid passport & visa,” Bengaluru City Commissioner Kamal Pant tweeted.

“Also, fake currency of Indian rupees, US dollars, UK Pound seized.. Laptops seized and it is suspected that they are involved in cyber offence.. Further investigation on,” he added.

Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime said, “Special drive was undertaken by CCB Police against illegal staying of foreigners today early morning. Around 120 CCB officers raided houses in Hennur, Bagalur, Kothanur and checked 85 foreigners and found 20 Africans to be staying without valid passport and visa.”

“We have also seized fake currency of Indian rupees, US dollars, UK Pounds along with laptops It is suspected that they are involved in cyber offenses, further investigation on,” he added.

Sandeep Patil, Joint Commissioner of Police, Crime appealed to house owners and tweeted, “20 Africans staying in rented accommodation without valid passport/Visas detained..owners of these houses 2 be enquires..BEFORE RENTING OUT HOUSES, OWNERS MAY CHECK FOR SUCH DOCUMENTS..if suspicious, inform police..join hands with @BlrCityPolice 2 curb such illegal/unlawful acts”