$228,000 counterfeit dollars seized in Turkey’s Tekirdağ
Turkish gendarmerie forces on July 5 seized counterfeit U.S. dollars worth $228,000 in the northwestern province of Tekirdağ, Demirören News Agency has reported.
The security forces’ move came after they got a tip that a large amount of counterfeit U.S. dollars would be released to the market. Following a three-month-long physical and technical follow-up, an operation against the suspects was launched.
Accordingly, gendarmerie forces stopped a vehicle in the Malkara district on July 5 on the Tekirdağ-Malkara highway, seizing the counterfeit $100 bills that totaled $228,000.
Four people were detained in the operation, including the driver of the vehicle. The interrogation of the suspects is reported to be ongoing.