Bulgaria busts ring that made high-quality papers, banknotes

first_imgSOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Bulgarian authorities say they have broken a ring printing high-quality forged banknotes and documents, including a promotional fake passport with the photo of actor Sylvester Stallone to impress prospective clients. Prosecutors on Friday charged four Bulgarians with being part of an organized crime group making and distributing fake Bulgarian documents and counterfeit U.S. dollar and euro banknotes. In a joint operation with Europol and the U.S. Secret Service, Bulgarian law enforcers raided 30 locations, prosecutors said in a statement. Six people were taken into custody after illegal printing presses and equipment for money and document printing were found, along with large amounts of counterfeit $100 and 50-euro notes.last_img

S’Africa in Dakar for Senegal Clash

first_imgBafana Bafana arrived in the Senegalese capital of Dakar in the early hours of Sunday to start preparations for the final FIFA World Cup qualifier against the West Africans.The two teams met on Friday evening at a packed Peter Mokaba Stadium where the visitors capitalised on two errors to walk away with a precious 2-0 win. “When one plays for the country, there is nothing like fulfilling the match. There is nothing like dead rubber matches. We are going into Tuesday’s game intent on winning it and that is what we will go for,” said coach Stuart Baxter.The team left Polokwane on Saturday after a two-hour regeneration exercise at the match venue and flew straight to Dakar in an eight-hour journey from OR Tambo Airport to the bustling Senegal capital.They completed a late practice session on Sunday and rounded up preparations at the match venue yesterday evening. The match will take place at 8.30pm Nigerian time.All of Africa’s FIFA World Cup qualifying matches are to be concluded at the same time today in a competition which has produced some amazing results and football.FIXTURESB’Faso Vs C’VerdeSenegal Vs S’AfricaIreland Vs DenmarkRussia Vs SpainGermany Vs FranceEngland Vs BrazilPortugal Vs USAShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more