12 Nov, 2021 @ 17:15
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43 arrests as fake Euro notes were sold from Andalucia in Spain via social media

Fake Euro Bills Sold From Andalucia Area Of Spain Via Social Media With 41 Buyers Arrested

AN online business selling counterfeit Euro notes has been smashed by the Policia Nacional in association with Europol.

The two operation ring-leaders have been arrested in Huelva.

1,620 people subscribed to their sales site which was displayed on a prominent social media platform.

41 purchasers have also been arrested in 18 Spanish provinces including Alicante, the Balearic Islands, Cadiz, Jaen, Malaga, and Sevilla.

The buyers were tracked down after police studied details of seized computers and mobile phones in Huelva.

Investigations begun in November 2020 into the illegal enterprise that marketed fake €20 and €50 notes.

Image Credit: Policia Nacional/Europol

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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