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North Cowichan/Duncan RCMP arrested three people following an investigation into several counterfeit money-related offences that occurred throughout the Cowichan Valley from July 20 to 24, 2018.

Officers executed search warrants at a property located in the 7800 block of Westholme Road in North Cowichan on July 26.

Officers seized several items including counterfeit Canadian currency, various papers and ID, and evidence of counterfeit currency production.

The suspects arrested include a 33-year-old woman, a 42-year-old man, and a 44-year-old man. Police are pursuing several charges of uttering counterfeit money, possession of counterfeit money, and possession of a controlled substance.

Police praised the diligence of local businesses in identifying counterfeit bills, which was instrumental in identifying the suspects.

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