The Judiciary Police identified and arrested a man in the act of committing the crime of passing counterfeit currency, in Portimão on 7 November.

According to the police the incident took place in an official currency exchange establishment, "when the man was trying to exchange 50 counterfeit 100 US dollar bills (USA)".

The investigation continues with a view to identifying other potential suspects, reveals the Judiciary Police.

The 48-year-old detainee, a foreign citizen, will be present at the first judicial interrogation at the Portimão District Court.