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6 Alleged Counterfeiters Arrested in W. Germany

January 17, 1987|From Reuters

WIESBADEN, West Germany — West German police are holding six men suspected of involvement in an international counterfeiting ring, the Federal Criminal Office in Wiesbaden said Friday.

A statement said the men--three West Germans, two Italians and one Yugoslav--were suspected of conspiring to circulate $75,000 worth of false 100-mark bank notes obtained through a middleman in Milan.

The men were arrested earlier this week after police raided a cellar in the industrial Ruhr city of Dortmund and discovered some of the counterfeit money, the statement added. The men were believed to be part of a wider international ring that had circulated $6.5 million worth of the false 100-mark notes since 1983.

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