Tanzania notes stolen in transit from Germany

According to an article in The Citizen dated 21 March 2009, the Bank of Tanzania confirmed that Sh34 million (US$26,000) in “calibrated” bills was stolen in transit from Germany to Dar es Salaam. Bank of Tanzania Governor Benno Ndulu refuted earlier media reports that the stolen money was a consignment of new 10,000-shilling banknotes printed by the German security printer Giesecke & Devrient, which is also under contract to print new 500-, 1,000-, and 2,000-shilling notes.

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