Divers recover fake euros

archive – Diving News

Divers recover fake euros

Police divers searching the Mechka dam in a reservoir in southern Bulgaria have recovered some 13 million euros – all in counterfeit 500-euro notes.

A forger who had confessed to police led the divers to the location. Three men were arrested and a number of weapons and drugs seized following an investigation into one of the biggest forgery cases to have occurred in Bulgaria.

One of those arrested, the owner of a printing company, had already been sentenced to six years in prison for forgery. The police had been tipped off that the notes were about to be recovered from under water and put into circulation.

The operation was carried out by police in co-operation with Bulgaria's Specialised Prosecutor's Office and the State Agency for National Security, DANS.

Divernet – The Biggest Online Resource for Scuba Divers



Get a weekly roundup of all Divernet news and articles 🤿

We don’t spam! Read our privacy policy for more info.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Related Divernet Posts

Diver Magazine Relaunch

Diver magazine needs YOU!

Are you still lamenting the demise of Diver magazine? Well now you can help resurrect an icon as we seek to bring back the magazine

Turtles of Raja Ampat

Turtles of Raja Ampat

The Raja Ampat Creature Feature Series: Turtles Raja Ampat is the perfect diving location to find four of the seven ocean turtle species of the

manta ray and diver over reef in Komodo

Divers pitch into Komodo manta probe

Manta rays choose to stick around Indonesia’s Komodo National Park in unusually large numbers – and, according to a new diver-led study, this community could

female diver holding pair of Fourth Element Tech fins

Tech fins inspired by humpback whales

Whales provided the inspiration for optimising efficiency in Fourth Element’s latest fins, according to the Cornwall-based manufacturer. The “turbulence disruptors” on top of the blades

Last Breath portrait of Woody Harrelson

Woody dives into Last Breath remake

A new version of the British documentary-thriller that captured the imaginations of divers in 2019 is about to be previewed at the Cannes Film Festival.

Follow Divernet on Social Media