A suspect who had forged notes amounting to Rs.78,000 in his possession was taken into custody by the Valaichchenai police last night.

Police Media Unit said the suspect was arrested in Ottamawadi while trying to purchase goods from a shop using a forged Rs.500.

When officers searched the suspect they recovered a stack of forged notes from his possession. Accordingly, 12 Rs.5000 notes, 15 Rs.1000 notes and six Rs.500 forged notes were recovered.

The suspect, a resident of Muttur, is due to be produced before the Valaichchenai Magistrate’s Court’s today. Valaichchenai police are investigating