One person who went to an exchange office in Girne (Kyrenia) on August 1st at around 3 pm has been reported and arrested for attempting to circulate counterfeit banknotes.
According to a police report, a 25-year-old individual was detected with thirteen 100 counterfeit Euro banknotes with serial number 941341 while exchanging money for Turkish Lira.
Following further investigation, the individual has been arrested. The investigation continues.
Police issued a warning stating that there is a possibility of the fake EUR 100 banknotes being circulated earlier and therefore called on banks, foreign exchange bureaus, finance companies, markets, and citizens to be extra cautious and look out for the serial numbers when making purchases or sales. The police also called on the public to report anyone that they believe to be suspicious.