By John Smith • 23 September 2017 • 9:22
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AFTER genuine euro banknotes to the value of €4,770 were returned to the Bank of Spain for exchange, it was realised that the notes had come from an armed raid on an armoured van.
The matter was passed to the National Police to confirm that the inks matched those used to protect cash during robberies and having received confirmation from their laboratory.
Officers arrested the three men trying to exchange the notes in Barcelona, Girona and Madrid.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene.
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