National Police have arrested a gang of five people in Alicante for producing fake 2€ coins.
The group specialized in the production of 2€ coins that were practically indistinguishable from genuine coins. The only difference was the weight and the sound they made when clashing together.
The trained eye could also detect small defects on the tail side of the coin and flaws around the rim.
The scam involved purchasing items in stores and supermarkets and then returning them for cash.
All gang members are Spanish nationals and now await trial.