Two Turkish citizens detained for possession and sale of counterfeit money

Law enforcers say that they seized the counterfeit money possessed by the detainees. Photo: Ministry of Finance press office., 04 Jan 2019 - 12:20, Tbilisi,Georgia

Two Turkish nationals have been detained by the Investigative Agency of the Ministry of Finance of Georgia for the possession and sale of counterfeit money in large quantities.

The investigation revealed that the individuals exchanged counterfeit money worth €7,000 in a currency exchange booth in Batumi, in western Georgia in December 2018.

Law enforcers seized €6,000 in counterfeit bills from the apartment of the detainees.

The crime is punishable by imprisonment for seven to ten years.