Turkish police seized thousands of counterfeit money in an Istanbul-based operation before they were delivered to Germany.
Istanbul financial crimes police units stopped a foreign license-plated BMW upon a notice that large amounts of counterfeit money issued in Turkey would be transferred abroad.
During the search of the car, police seized a total of 181,200 dollars, 14,000 euros and 5,800 liras, all counterfeit, along with a gun, four credit cards, a driver’s license and three fake Syria passports that were to be delivered to Germany.
Meanwhile, two suspects inside the car, identified as O.K. and M.K., were detained over accusations of producing counterfeit money and forgery of official documents. The suspects were due to be taken to court following the interrogation.