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Jordan arrests Israelis, Briton for fraud, counterfeiting

  • Jordanian gendarmerie policeman stand guard during an anti-government rally organized by protesters known as "Youth of March 24 Movement" to demand for more freedom and access to corruption cases in Amman March 24, 2013. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

AMMAN: Jordan has arrested two Israelis and a Briton suspected of involvement in fraud and counterfeiting currency, a security official said on Friday.

The men, arrested by security services Wednesday, are "being detained in a hotel, and not jail, for their own safety," the official said without explaining why they might be in danger.

"Investigations are still under way," he said, without elaborating on the details of the suspected crimes or the identities of the men.

The Israeli and British embassies were not immediately available for comment.

 
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