Fake money purchased through darknet
Seven more people have been arrested in Spain on suspicion of buying counterfeit money through the darknet, having been produced by a printing press in Austria.
The arrests have been made in Madrid, Ciudad Real, Lleida and Zaragoza and include a 19-year-old man who had great knowledge of computers and electronics who falsified bitcoins.
The operation began last year when the printing press was discovered and dismantled. Since then, police have been sifting through computer information whichm detailed hundreds of buyers of the fake money across Europe. In the previous operation, 235 people were arrested after Europol liaisted with 13 countries. Buyers paid for the goods through different cryptocurrencies, the most common being bitcoin.
In Spain the operation resulted in 18 detainees and the seizure of 14,820 euros in counterfeit bills of 50 and 20 euros.