Police catch Slovaks who forged Czech crowns and Swiss francs

Two Slovaks who have released almost 1,600 fake Czech banknotes and dozens of fake Swiss banknotes in retail chains in the Czech Republic and Switzerland, respectively, since 2011, have been detained by the Slovak police, which worked in co-operation with the Czech and Swiss authorities, Banská Bystrica regional police director Marian Slobodník said at a press conference on April 16. One of the counterfeiters, identified only as Martin S. (born 1981), was arrested at the main railway station in Zvolen on April 10. He was carrying 30 fake banknotes in the nominal value of 100 Swiss francs each. The Slovak police, in co-operation with their Czech colleagues, also found out that Martin S. had an accomplice, a certain Štefan B. (born 1979). They both were residents of the village of Zubrohlava in the Žilina region. In Štefan's house, police found a printing machine and dozens of fake banknotes. Both men have been taken into custody. They may spend up to 10 years in jail each if convicted.

Two Slovaks who have released almost 1,600 fake Czech banknotes and dozens of fake Swiss banknotes in retail chains in the Czech Republic and Switzerland, respectively, since 2011, have been detained by the Slovak police, which worked in co-operation with the Czech and Swiss authorities, Banská Bystrica regional police director Marian Slobodník said at a press conference on April 16.

One of the counterfeiters, identified only as Martin S. (born 1981), was arrested at the main railway station in Zvolen on April 10. He was carrying 30 fake banknotes in the nominal value of 100 Swiss francs each. The Slovak police, in co-operation with their Czech colleagues, also found out that Martin S. had an accomplice, a certain Štefan B. (born 1979). They both were residents of the village of Zubrohlava in the Žilina region. In Štefan's house, police found a printing machine and dozens of fake banknotes.

Both men have been taken into custody. They may spend up to 10 years in jail each if convicted.

(Source: TASR)
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