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Two Brits arrested with false 50 euro notes 

Two British men, aged 20 and 21, were arrested by police in the early hours of the morning for the use of counterfeit 50 euro notes in the tourist area of Playa de las Americas.

A patrol was activated to go to avenida Rafael Puig Llivina as a street vendor of sub-Saharan origin alerted the security body that a couple of tourists tried to buy glasses and a hat from him.

He believed a 50 euro note they tried to give him was false and had noticed they had a wad of other 50 euro notes.

Police intercepted the two Brits who at first tried to walk away fast. They were searched and officers found 23 counterfeit 50 euro notes.

The suspects were arrested and taken into custody in Tenerife south police station.