Over $100K Of China-Made Counterfeit Currency Seized In Chicago


Customs and Border Protection officials seized over $100,000 in Chinese-made counterfeit currency destined for the U.S.

On January 28th, officers at Chicago’s International Mail Facility (IMF) uncovered various shipments of counterfeit bills.”

“The first shipment contained 957 counterfeit $100 dollar bills and 44 counterfeit $50 dollar bills totaling $97,900.  In the second shipment were 384 counterfeit $100 dollar bills,” the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) notes.

In total, “$136,300 of counterfeit currency was seized under Counterfeit U.S. Currency, Coins or Government Securities.”

The shipments were destined for Auburn Hills, Michigan and Independence, Missouri.

Natalie Winters

Natalie Winters is freelance reporter.

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