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Ends up in Court after purchasing jewels worth €270,000 from a shop using fake currency

Frenchman Brindo Jovanovic, aged 24, was arraigned in Court and charged with having purchased gold and jewels worth €270,000 from a shop in Malta using fake currency. The accused from Marseilles, who is a vehicle trader, was arrested in Finland after an EU Mandate of Arrest was issued. He was extradited to Malta two days ago.

The Mandate was issued after investigations that took a year and involved Police Authorities from four countries. Investigations included the study of security video footage from airports, hotel bookings and the record of localities taken from his mobile.

Jovanovic entered a not guilty plea but Magistrate Yana Micallef Stafrace denied his request for bail.