Donetsk region: SBU blocks activity of money forgery group
SBU officers involved in the Joint Forces Operation stopped the activities of group specializing in currency counterfeiting.
SBU operatives established that three unemployed residents of Kramatorsk and Berdyansk set up a mass manufacturing of fake USD and UAH banknotes. Criminals used counterfeit money to buy cars and tried to buy real estate in Zaporizzhia and Donetsk regions. They also sold counterfeits to “clients".
The SBU officers documented the fact of criminals selling 39 USD 100 notes. On a by-order basis, false-coiners could make any batch of counterfeit cash, using close-to-real materials.
During authorized searches at the criminals’ place of residence, law enforcers found and seized forged money, equipment for printing of counterfeit notes and a money cliché for counterfeit manufacturing.
The urgent investigations are under way within the framework of criminal proceeding initiated under Part 2 Article 199 of the Criminal Code of Ukraine. The issue about serving a notice of suspicion of committing a crime to the detainees and choosing a measure of restraint is now being settled.
The operation was conducted under the procedural supervision of the Prosecutor's Office of Donetsk region.
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