Gang of counterfeiters get three to thirteen years in prison

Two Bulgarians, a Serb and an Albanian accused of belonging to an international gang specializing in the production of counterfeit euros were served prison sentences from three to thirteen years by a Prague court on Tuesday. The four counterfeiters belonged to a wider international gang, some of whose members are currently on trial in Bulgaria. The four judged in the Czech Republic were caught red-handed in Prague in June 2004 by two undercover German policemen who pretended they wanted to buy 6.8 million counterfeit euros.