Cyprus Mail

Man arrested at airport for creating counterfeit money

Larnaca airport

A 43-year-old man was arrested on Saturday on suspicion of possessing, circulating and creating counterfeit money.

According to the police report, Nicosia CID received a complaint in early April about a man using two counterfeit €500 bills to purchase goods.

After examinations it was confirmed the bills were counterfeit.

Further evidence led police to a 43-year-old man, who was located at Larnaca airport attempting to flee the country with his 16-year-old son.

The suspect had €12,380 in his possession while €2,000 and 1,415 Turkish lira were found in the possession of the 16-year-old.

The man was arrested with a court warrant and was taken into custody, while his son was arrested for the illegal possession of property and then released.

A preliminary inspection revealed that 14 of the €500 banknotes in the suspect’s possession are counterfeit.

The case is being investigated by the Nicosia CID.

Follow the Cyprus Mail on Google News

Related Posts

YDP leadership election postponed

Tom Cleaver

Greek Cypriot arrested in north with drugs and over €25,000

Tom Cleaver

Cypriot expert selected for Frontex role

Jonathan Shkurko

Calls for probe into bribery claims at UCy

Gina Agapiou

100-year-old ‘beaten’ by carer at care home

Tom Cleaver

‘Cyprus is not ready for gay marriage’

Nikolaos Prakas