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Kyiv police say their operatives have detained a criminal group involved in the distribution of counterfeit currency.

"In the course of the second stage of the special operation, the perpetrators were detained and a search was conducted at the site where they were selling fake foreign currency," Kyiv PD press service has told UNIAN.

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During the search, law enforcement officers discovered and seized almost 2,000 counterfeit EUR 500 banknotes worth 998,000 euros.

All suspects are facing a remand term pending trial.