So, group convicted of forging bank notes. Pretty simple crime, if you want to make money, make money, why take an indirect route? One of the gang had been convicted of said crime before but the conviction was overturned. At the printing plant the police found:
McAnea had previously avoided a 10-year sentence for counterfeiting when an earlier conviction in 1998 was overturned on appeal.
Detectives who raided the forgery operation found a photograph of the trial judge at the time, Lord Cameron, with the caption: "Go on yersel, Big Man."