With the support of the EU’s law enforcement agency, the Portuguese Judicial Police dismantled Europe’s second-largest counterfeit currency network on the dark web.

Five individuals have been arrested and 1.833 counterfeit banknotes have been seized in the operation. The banknotes were seized across Europe, notably in France, Germany, Spain and Portugal, worth over € 1.3 million.

During the action day, apart from the financial support, Europol, provided the Portuguese authorities with analytical and operational support.