Police crack gang peddling counterfeit dollars
National Police have arrested eight people in the Coruña town of Ribeira for being part of one of the most active criminal organisations in the introduction of counterfeit US dollar bills.
Officers seized just over $87,000, making it one of the largest seizures of this currency made in Spain.
The police investigation began during the month of October, when the appearance of counterfeit banknotes and their introduction into the financial circuit were detected through various banking entities in Ribeira and some nearby locations.
Initially, a young man was identified, who turned out to be the most active person in the organisation. Subsequently, it was detected that another young man and a woman began to introduce new counterfeit bills of this currency in different banking entities.
The notes were of very good quality and difficult to detect and came from a printing press located outside the Spanish borders. The counterfeit currency was provided by another Spanish citizen who is currently in a Swedish prison for a crime of drug trafficking and coun-terfeit currency.