Four Dutch tourists aged 20 to 24 were arrested on Sunday on the island of Crete for possession of counterfeit bills.
After complaints that the tourists were paying drinking tabs at a bar in Hersonissos, in Heraklion prefecture, police launched a surveillance and located the Dutch nationals, who were positively identified by the bar's 40-year-old owner as the customers who over the past two days had paid their bills with counterfeit banknotes of 50 euros and 20 euros denominations.
Police found 11 fake bills of 50 euros denomination and five fake bills of 20 euros denomination in their possession, and 1,055 genuine euros in cash of various denominations which they received in change from their transactions at the bar and at other similar establishments in the area.
A search of their accommodations turned up another 900 euros from the above transactions.