The Somogy County Attorney General’s Office initiated the arrest of two men in Budapest who were suspected of obtaining counterfeit euros with the aim of putting them on the market.
The suspicion was that the counterfeit banknotes were obtained by the younger man (36). He approached several people with favorable currency exchange offers. Then the 52-year-old man met with those showing interest.
In one case, counterfeit euros worth HUF 46 million (if they were real) were “sold” for HUF 39 million, while in another case they tried to pass on counterfeit money equaling HUF 55 million, but the Siófok Police caught them.
The court’s investigating judge upheld the prosecutor’s motion and ordered the arrest of the suspects.
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