Germany: 1’500 false-notes seized

Investigators of the Bavarian State Office for Criminal Investigation seized 100,000 euros counterfeit money and arrest three suspects.

 

Investigators of the Bavarian State Office for Criminal Investigation seized 100,000 euros counterfeit money and arrest three suspects.

"Napoli Group" - that's the name given to the various counterfeit euro banknotes made by Naples's best counterfeiters in the Italian metropolis. According to the experts, Italian counterfeiters are responsible for producing every second euro counterfeit. Their fakes are considered as exceptionally good.

Preceded by a hint of fake euro banknotes, which should come from Naples to Munich, the investigators arrested three persons in the Munich city area. In their luggage total 1,500 falsifications of 50 euros and 100 euros were found.

The seizure of the counterfeits provide important evidence throughout Europe that the counterfeiting of the new 50 Euro banknote can also be assigned to the “Napoli Group”.

Read more about our actions against counterfeit money.

Source: http://www.polizei.bayern.de/lka/news/presse/aktuell/index.html/279415