Grenada police search for counterfeit Eastern Caribbean dollars

ST GEORGE'S | Grenada police urged people to be on the lookout for counterfeit East Caribbean dollars.

It said that the counterfeit EC$50 and EC$ I 00 dollar notes were now in circulation here and that they had the serial numbers VM033672 and SR380132 respectively.

"The public is urged to exercise utmost vigilance and caution when doing business. Small business operators such as bus drivers, taxi operators, shop keepers, vendors and the likes are urged to be on their guard," the police said.

The police did not say whether the circulation of the counterfeit currency was linked to the island's Carnival celebrations that ended last week. But they warned persons that it is a criminal offense to have in their possession or pass on counterfeit money.

Grenada along with six other Caribbean countries, namely Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Montserrat and Anguilla share the same currency. (CMC)