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Dubai: The Saudi Public Prosecution has issued a stern warning against counterfeiting and tampering with the Saudi currency notes, emphasizing that such actions carry severe penalties under the law.

Through its official account on X platform, formerly, the prosecution has made it clear that individuals intentionally altering the characteristics of the Saudi currency notes - including defacement, tearing, chemical alteration, or in any other form of damage – will be subject to harsh legal consequences.

Those found guilty could face 3-5 years imprisonment, besides paying fines of up to 10,000 Saudi riyals, or a combination of both penalties. The minimum fine is set at 3,000 Saudi riyals.