According to the governor’s office on Friday, Turkish security officials have detained six suspects in the operation, including one Ghanaian and three Swedish nationals, and confiscated $1 billion counterfeit money in Istanbul.
The fake $100 bills were taken by gendarmerie troops after they pursued the suspects to a storage facility in Istanbul’s Kagithane neighborhood, according to the office.
Homes of the suspects were searched, and their money and jewelry were taken. The consulates of Ghana and Sweden were informed.
According to the governor’s office, the counterfeit seizure was the biggest in Turkey’s history.