Two million counterfeit dollars seized in Peru

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Police in Peru, one of the world's top counterfeit countries, seized about $2 million in counterfeit bills destined for Latin America and the United States in a poor neighborhood in Lima on Tuesday.
«We have found 15 thousand plates [pliegos impresos] with denominations of 10, 20, 50 and 100 dollars that can make approximately two million dollars," Colonel Eduardo Cruz, head of the division against Organized Crime, told the press.

The plates and plates of banknotes, along with a high-end printing machine, were found in the raid of a rustic home in the popular El Agustino district, in the east of Lima, the police indicated on their account on the social network Twitter.

The counterfeiting was carried out by the criminal gang “Los Ticketeros Verdes”. One person was arrested in the action.

The police chief pointed out that the fraudulent bills of 10, 20 and 50 dollars were destined for Bolivia and Ecuador, while the 100 bills were destined for Argentina and the United States.

Since 2013, Peru has been considered one of the main countries in the world where dollars are counterfeited, surpassing Colombia, according to local police.

The United States installed a Secret Service office in Lima in 2012 to cooperate with the Peruvian police in the fight against currency counterfeiters.

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