Counterfeit operation dismantled in Murcia

A COUNTERFIET money operation in Murcia has been dismantled.

After the ‘fake’ money was made in Murcia City, it was distributed in various towns in the region and in the southern towns of Alicante Province, investigators discovered.

During the raid of three properties, €4,850 worth of €50 and €20 notes were seized together with hashish, which was packaged ready for sale in the property of two of the Moroccans.

Other items seized include luxury mobile phones, computers and game consoles, which are believed to have been stolen.

Six people were arrested, four of which have been remanded into custody.

Four of them were Moroccan between the ages of 20 and 33, one was an 18-year-old Romanian woman and another was a 28-year-old Spanish woman.

Investigations began in December after the Guardia Civil noticed that various establishments in the region had counterfeit money.

The counterfeiters had managed to mask the majority of the fake money so well that it was barely possible to identify them.

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