[size=36]The Central Bank of Jordan issues a clarification on the 5 dinars withheld[/size]
, Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Jordan, Adel Sharkas, confirmed that a limited number of five-dinar banknotes had been received by the Central Bank, "Aqaba", which were fragmented using a scalpel and recompiled in a fraudulent manner.
Sharkas told the "Ammon" agency that "the two parts of the collected paper are authentic, and the purpose of that is not known yet."
He added that the Central Bank informed the criminal investigation at the Public Security Directorate, requesting that the matter be followed up and dealt with.
A circular issued by the Central Bank in Aqaba to banks operating in the governorate revealed that five-dinar banknotes had been fragmented using sharp tools and reconfigured by fraudulent technical methods.
In the book directed to banks, the Central Bank said that such securities will be confiscated by the Central Bank in accordance with the instructions in force, which excludes from the exchange of banknotes that have been fragmented and reconfigured by technical and fraudulent methods.
The Central Bank called on banks not to accept such papers that will be confiscated if they are included in the cash deposits, and to request compensation for them immediately.