Turkey seizes millions of fake stamps
Alleged forgers were caught in 10 simultaneous raids across Istanbul. DHA photoAlleged forgers were caught in 10 simultaneous raids across Istanbul.
Turkish police have seized 4 million fake British postage stamps and detained 11 people in connection with the forgery operation on the European side of Istanbul, Reuters reported today.
The alleged forgers, accused of printing the stamps and shipping them to Britain, were caught in 10 simultaneous raids across the city, which straddles Europe and Asia, police said in a statement yesterday.
Two people arrested by an Istanbul court
Nine people were sent to court on charges of forming a criminal gang to commit forgery. The prosecutor released two of them. Two people were arrested, while five of them were released on probation by the court, Anatolia news agency reported.
Police also seized the machines used in production of fake British and German stamps during its operations.