Attorney General Faris Al Rawi says the recent change over to the use of the polymer $100 bill has been successful from a crime fighting perspective.

Speaking on the Power Breakfast Show on Power 102.1FM on Thursday morning, Mr. Al Rawi noted that the conversion allowed for the Financial Intelligence Unit and the other relevant authorities acting to weed out several suspicious transactions.

He added that the change out also allowed authorities to identify persons who may not have been paying their taxes as required by the law.

Meanwhile, the United National Congress is challenging the Attorney General and National Security Minister Stuart Young to provide statistics that show a reduction in crime based on the introduction of the polymer notes.

UNC Senator Anita Haynes

Public Relations Officer of the UNC, Anita Haynes, says that the Government seems bent on reporting falsehoods using baseless information.

Speaking with News Power Now this morning she said that they should stick to actual facts and stop spinning tales.

She said that the party hopes that measures put in place by the Government to fight crime works are successful to tackle the burgeoning problem of crime.