Forged banknotes find way to Estonia

  • 2014-01-14
  • From wire reports, TALLINN

According to the Estonian Forensic Science Institute, 192 forged euro banknotes were discovered in Estonia in 2013 versus 202 forged notes in 2012, reports Public Broadcasting.

The biggest numbers of forged notes were for 50, 100 and 20 euro values, of which 52, 55 and 32, respectively, were caught.

According to the European Central Bank, in the second half of last year the number of euro banknotes withdrawn from circulation grew, but was very small.

In the second half of 2013, 353,000 forged euro banknotes were withdrawn from circulation in the EU, which was by 11.4 percent more than in the first half of the year. More than 15 billion euro banknotes are in circulation.