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Counterfeiters arrested in the Canaries
The National Police have been investigating a counterfeit money distribution ring since June this year, after more fake banknotes came into circulation. Recently, the evidence culminated in the arrest of 18 people from Madrid, Palencia, Valencia, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Barcelona, Castellón de la Plana, Valladolid, Seville, Granada, Málaga, Ciudad Real and the Balearic Islands. Altogether €15,000 in counterfeit banknotes were seized.


Counterfeiters arrested in the Canaries

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11.12.2018 - Two important indications that led to the arrests came from Austria and the USA.  In Austria the police had uncovered a hidden network which sold counterfeit banknotes all over the world.  In the USA, the FBI, in cooperation with Europol, succeeded in striking a blow against two large networks that illegally sold weapons, drugs and counterfeit money via the Darknet.



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