Podgorica – In certain places on the north of Montenegro, in Podgorica, and on the coast police lately has discovered a great number of forged money, mostly, 100 euro bills. By the way in which they are made they are a lot like the ones that were confiscated last year in the action vault – found out Vijesti.
Because of that it is assumed that those euros were printed in Bulgaria. Persons who try to buy with the fake money in Montenegrin shops, were mostly tourists, and majority of them came from Serbia.
Fake money is mostly used in retail trade facilities, hotels, at gas stations, markets… Forged money, however is being registered after it has been successfully used, as well as after the payment of money, of daily profit, in the banks – says for Vijesti higher police commissary of the Section for prevention of business criminal Zeljko Nedovic.
Those, however, are individual cases, and not the organized dealing of forged money, but Nedovic warns that it is very important to reveal them in time.
Every placement of forged money in certain area can be a test for that place or the region in the following period – he warns.
Since the beginning of the year until August the police, says the collocutor of Vijesti, has registered totally 153 fake bills. Such advent was intensified during the tourist season and as it is nearing to its end the number of registered felonies of forged money is still rising. Just from the beginning of June until the middle of August we have found 51 fake bills, which is 46% from the total number of registered forged bills – warns Nedovic.
He says that the persons who are suspects for faking of the money, that is those people whop were caught with that money usually negate that they knew that it was fake money.
Nedovic confirmed that in the structure of forged money bills of 100 euros dominate with 64 percent.
– Registered and processed cases are individual except in two cases. In June in Plav, we caught two persons from Rozaje with five 100 bills after they have inserted one 100 bill in a shop. In May in Bar a person from Serbia has put in circulation a forged bill and afte one action another nine 100 bills were found – said inspector Nedovic.
In Montenegro, he concludes, according to police data there are no illegal money print shops but instead fake money comes from abroad.
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Inspector Zeljko Nedovic has invited all firms, trades, and banks to report to police immediately the appearance of fake money.
– With the report at proper time to the district unit in charge or to a police precinct you will significantly contribute to more efficient discovering of those who commit felonies, and with that you will contribute also to repression of this kind of advents. We have noticed some cases that certain financial institutions register a doubtful bill but that the police is not being informed about that at proper time. Such an example we had this month on Zabljak when a bank has registered 5 suspicious bills and has sent them to central bank for examination. Police was notified late and the person who used that money managed to escape – says the police official.