19 Jul, 2023 @ 14:15
1 min read

Two arrests on Spain’s Costa Blanca for swapping 100,000 fake US dollars at money exchanges

Two people arrested in Spain's Costa Blanca for swapping 100,000 fake US dollars at money exchanges
Two people arrested in Spain's Costa Blanca for swapping 100,000 fake US dollars at money exchanges

TWO PEOPLE have been arrested by the Policia Nacional in Alicante province for using fake US dollar bills at money exchanges around Spain.

The detainees operated in the Madrid, Valencian Community and Murcia regions and cashed in over 100,000 counterfeit dollars in 100 dollar denominations.

They went to money exchange outlets in tourist areas and used a foreign identity document with a bogus name to verify who they were.

The duo always converted the counterfeit bills into euros and an investigation launched in March led to their detention in an undisclosed Alicante province town.

Items seized included 161 fake 100 dollar bills, €480 in cash, and two mobile phones.

Details about the nationalities of the detainees have not been revealed.

READ MORE:

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.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Mediterranean Sea on its way to reach its highest temperature ever recorded
Previous Story

Mediterranean Sea on its way to reaching highest temperature ever recorded

15 sand dune areas to be restored with natural vegetation in La Manga area of Spain's Mar Menor
Next Story

15 sand dune areas will be restored with natural vegetation in La Manga area of Spain’s Mar Menor

Latest from Costa Blanca

Go toTop

More From The Olive Press