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Counterfeit cash found during Leicester raids

A cache of counterfeit currency has been seized by police officers in Leicester.

Following reports of drug activity across Leicester, officers executed search warrants at homes in the city centre, Highfields and Evington areas - in the homes they found and seized not only illegal drugs but also counterfeit money as well.

During the raids, police arrested three men aged 19, 27 and 46, as well as a 44-year old woman.

They have been detained on the suspicion of being involved in supplying drugs, although no charges are thought to have been presented regarding the manufacture of, or intent to use, the fake cash.

The drugs and counterfeits have since been sent for tests.

Retailers are advised to ensure their cash processes are up to date and remain vigilant about potential forgeries in circulation.

Speaking after the raids, commander of Spinney Hill police station, Inspector Ben Gillard, told "Officers executed the warrants as a result of information provided by members of the community about drugs activity and associated anti social behaviour. We know what a terrible impact drugs misuse has on communities and we take reports of drug dealing very seriously."

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