Posted: 18:57 GMT, 29 January 2021 | Updated: 20:10 GMT, 29 January 2021

The Bulgarian criminal gang was using a fake passport in the name of Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone to attract potential customers for their counterfeit services, prosecutors said on Friday

Four gang members were charged with counterfeit-related crimes and two other men were charged with other crimes, prosecutors said in a statement

The passport in Stallone’s name, which gives citizenship to the Bulgarian actor “Rocky”, was found during a search of one of the gang members’ homes in the city of Plovdiv

Prosecutors believe that as an example of the high quality of their workmanship, customers have been shown forging documents

The Bulgarian gang used a fake passport in the name of Hollywood actor Sylvester Stallone (pictured) to attract potential customers to their counterfeit services, prosecutors said on Friday

The search was part of a police operation carried out earlier this week in several Bulgarian regions with the participation of US intelligence agents and supported by Europol

Six people were taken into custody after illegal printing machines and devices for printing money and documents were found, along with large quantities of counterfeit $ 100 and EUR 50 banknotes

Aside from the Stallone passport and other forged Bulgarian ID documents and driver’s licenses, thousands of high-quality counterfeit 100 euro and 50 dollar bills were seized

“Officials also confiscated a Bulgarian passport with the picture of a famous American actor, which was used as an example to demonstrate to customers the high quality of their counterfeit production,” a statement from the prosecutor said

Stallone is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter, and perhaps best known for his self-created lead role as boxer Rocky Balboa in the 1976 film ‘Rocky’ and in subsequent films in the franchise

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