Watch: Counterfeiting lab uncovered in northern Israel

Israel Police uncover lab producing counterfeit money in Kiryat Bialik, arrest six suspects.

Arutz Sheva Staff,

Some of the counterfeit bills
Some of the counterfeit bills
Israel Police spokesperson

צפו: חשיפת מעבדה לזיוף כספים בקריות

Lahav 433's National Financial Investigations Unit on Sunday night arrested six suspects on charges of organized fraud and counterfeiting money.

The six suspects, residents of Israel's north, are suspected of counterfeiting money on a national scale, as well as making large-scale purchases.

The investigation began in Israel Police's Criminal Identification Brigade, when a suspicion was raised of large-scale counterfeiting of 50, 100, and 200 shekel bills.

An undercover investigation lead the unit to the Kiryat Bialik apartment, where it was suspected printers, coloring agents, and cutting machines were being used. Investigators raided the counterfeiting laboratory on Sunday night, arresting the involved suspects and confiscating counterfeiting equipment and dozens of thousands of shekels which are suspected of being counterfeit.

When the search was over, officers brought the suspects to Lahav 433's offices. They will be brought to the Rishon Lezion Magistrates Court for an extension of their arrest.