A 31-year-old Nigerian national was arrested by Thessaloniki security police on Thursday charged with membership in a counterfeit travelers' checks ring active in European countries.
Police said 280 fake travelers checks totaling 140,000 euros were found in the detainee's possession.
An investigation reveleas that accomplices of the detainee sent the forged travelers checks by courier service from Lagos to Greece, from where they were to be sent on to Spain.
The investigation was continuing, while the Nigerian will face felony charges of setting up a gang and forgery.