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Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake two euro coins

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Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake two euro coins

Five arrested in Alicante and Elche for distributing fake coins of two euros

Learn how to tell the difference between real and fake euro notes/coins and what to do if you receive any HERE

Story source – www.diarioinformacion.com.  This article is translated from Spanish so some information may be slightly lost in translation.

The National Police have arrested in Elche and Alicante two men and three women between 22 and 50 years as alleged perpetrators of a crime of forgery of coins of two euros with which they bought products in large stores.   In this operation the agents of the National Police intervened more than 300 fake pieces of 2 euros.

Of the five detainees, all of them of Spanish nationality, two were arrested in Elche and three in Alicante. They were accused of the alleged crimes of counterfeiting of currency and fraud and they were made available to the courts of Guard of Elche and Alicante , decreeing in all cases their release with charges. The last ones have declared this morning in the court of guard of Alicante.

The investigation has been carried out by agents of the Udyco of the Provincial Brigade of the Judicial Police of Alicante and of the Group I of the Udev of the Commissariat of ElcheThe detainees are part of an organized criminal group of very active itinerant character, who are allegedly dedicated to the counterfeiting and subsequent distribution of coins.

The group had specialized in counterfeiting two-euro coins. To do this they assembled different circular pieces, achieving great similarity with the original coin, although it differs from this clearly in the weight, which is significantly lower and the sound it produces when colliding between them.

Within the dismantled organization, the members have very differentiated their work. On the one hand are the people who are responsible for counterfeiting the coins and on the other hand are the so-called “passadores”, which are the people in charge of putting counterfeit coins into circulation to achieve an economic benefit.

“Modus operandi”

In particular, the “modus operandi” used by this criminal group was the purchase of products in large commercial chain stores.To do this, they used counterfeit coins in union with legal tender currencies, with which they bought all kinds of articles and then moved to another location and tried to return the items in the same chain of establishments, receiving the money from the refund in a totally legal currency.

Very dangerous falsification

This falsification is considered to be very dangerous since at first sight the false coins can easily be confused with the legitimate ones. The chosen reproduction method uses minting techniques similar to those made with legitimate coinsAlthough the weight, the thickness of the edge and the diameter do not meet the technical specifications of the coins of 2 euros of legal tender, they also have defects of minting on the common face and the edge.

Learn how to tell the difference between real and fake euro notes/coins and what to do if you receive any HERE

 

 

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