The accused, both brothers, from Tashiding Gewog in Dagana were arrested last night. The accused were trying to exchange the counterfeit money by buying some items from a shop in Tsirang when the shopkeeper discovered the fake notes.
The shopkeeper then informed the police. Bank officials in Damphu who checked the counterfeit notes said all most all the security features were missing from the notes.
Police are yet to establish the amount of counterfeit notes they brought in and how much they have exchanged so far.