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In Pictures: Laois Gardai seize almost €100,000 in fake bank notes

Gardai from Laois seized almost €100,000 in fake bank notes following a raid recently.

Officers from Portlaoise assisted by members from the Offaly Drugs Unit and the Tullamore Detective Unit made the find following a search.

The website where the counterfeit money was purchased has since been removed from the internet.

A spokesperson explained how the cash was contained in all forms of denominations from €500 to €5.

They said: “Portlaoise Gardaí recently carried out a search in the Tullamore area assisted by members of Offaly Drugs Unit and Tullamore Detective Unit.

“They seized counterfeit notes totalled in excess of €94,000.

“The site where the counterfeit currency was purchased has since been taken down.

“Upon counting the counterfeit currency, it was found to contain €94,935 in €500, €200, €100, €50, €20 , €10 and €5 denominations.”

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Stradbally native Alan Hartnett is a graduate of Knockbeg College who has worked in the local and national media since 2008. Alan has a BA in Economics, Politics and Law and an MA in Journalism from DCU. His happiest moment was when Jody Dillon scored THAT goal in the Laois senior football final in 2016.