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. BoT Governor Benno Ndulu refuted earlier media reports that the stolen money was a consignment of new Sh10,000 banknotes printed by the German security printer Giesecke & Devrient, which is also under contract to print new Sh500 and, Sh1,000, and Sh2,000 notes.