Bulgaria Busts Counterfeit Gang That Used Fake Passport of U.S. Actor As Sample

By Ogechi Okorie

Abuja (Precise Post) – Bulgarian authorities have busted a counterfeit gang that promoted the quality of its illegal documents and banknotes by showing a fake Bulgarian bearing the picture of U.S. actor Sylvester Stallone.

Prosecutors on Friday charged four Bulgarians suspected of belonging to an organised crime ring making and distributing the fake Bulgarian documents and counterfeit U.S. and euro bills in the Balkan country.

The four were arrested after printing presses and for the production of counterfeit and documents were found following searches at 30 locations across Bulgaria in a joint operation with Europol and the U.S. Service.

During a search in an apartment in the southern city of Plovdiv, seized large amounts of high quality fake euro and bills as well as fake Bulgarian ID cards and driving licences.

“Officers have also seized a Bulgarian with the picture of a famous U.S. actor, which was used as a sample to demonstrate to clients the high quality of their counterfeit production,” the prosecutors said in a statement.(Reuters)

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