British couple arrested in Lanzarote using fake euros

British couple arrested in Lanzarote using fake euros

The Civil Guard has arrested a British couple after the hotel where they were staying alerted the police that they used fake euro bills to pay.

The unidentified couple, aged 27 and 30, was arrested on Saturday May 28 at a hotel in the town of Playa Blanca-Yaiza.

The police were alerted on May 26 when staff identified that counterfeit euro notes had been used. An investigation followed which resulted in the identification of the British couple.

A search warrant was obtained and, searching his hotel room, police found another 51 forged notes.

After questioning the couple, it became clear that the notes were brought from the UK. According to police, the couple admitted to knowingly using counterfeit bills.

They will now appear before the Investigating Court of the Arrecife Guard, where, if found guilty, they could be sentenced to prison terms of between eight and twelve years.

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