Counterfeit euros found their way to Spain from Romania

High quality fake euros seized

High quality fake euros seized Credit: Europol

A EUROPE wide distribution of fake €50, €100 and €500 bank notes which reached from Romania to Spain ended with arrests and the seizure of €450,000 in counterfeit notes.

Production took place in Romania and distribution took place in 10 eurozone countries including Spain whose Guardia Civil assisted Europol and the Romanian authorities in uncovering the crime.

In all 28 properties were searched with 10 arrests and it has been discovered that the counterfeiters who had very sophisticated printing machinery were about to distribute a further €50,000 in fake notes.

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John Smith

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. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page