28th May 2022 @ 11:27 am

A British couple have been arrested for passing off counterfeit banknotes in Playa Blanca.

The couple, a 27-year-old woman and a 30-year-old man, were arrested on Thursday after local Guardia Civil officers received reports that four forged €10 banknotes had been used as payment in a Playa Blanca hotel.

Security video footage confirmed that the notes had been used by a couple staying the hotel, and a search warrant was issued for their room.  During the ensuing search, Guardia Civil officers discovered another 51 counterfeit €10 notes.

The couple have been arrested and placed at the disposition of the court. In Spain, counterfeiting is a crime that could be punished by up to 12 years in prison, as well as fines of ten times the value of the forged currency. 

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