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5 British tourists arrested in Morocco for money forgery

15 Jun 2019, 22:58 ( 5 Months ago)

DF-Xinhua Report
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Five British tourists were arrested in Morocco for forgery of money, said the official news agency MAP.

   The suspects were allegedly involved in currency falsification and trafficking, as well as assault, said the report.

   Two Moroccan women were also arrested during this operation on Friday in the province of El Haouz, about 35 km from the city of Marrakech, it said, adding that police seized 32 counterfeit 20 euro banknotes in their possession.

   The suspects were also found in possession of some Moroccan currency suspected from trading operations with counterfeit foreign currency, it said.

   The five British suspects were placed in custody for an ongoing investigation.