Skip to comments.Customs and Border Patrol officers in Minnesota seize $900G in counterfeit bills from Chinese shipping container
Posted on 01/27/2020 1:01:50 PM PST by SeekAndFind
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Minnesota discovered $900,000 in counterfeit $1 bills inside a shipping container originating from China, the agency said in a press release Monday.
CBP officers had referred a rail container for a Customs Exam Station inspection on Dec. 14 at the International Falls Port of Entry, which connects the cities of International Falls, Minn., and Fort Frances, Ontario, Canada.
While inspecting the container Friday, CBP officers found 45 cartons of possible counterfeit currency in the form of $1 bills with a total face value of $900,000. The U.S. Secret Service was contacted and determined the currency is counterfeit, the press release said.
CBP officers strive every day to protect the United States from a variety of threats, Jason Schmelz, Pembina Area Port Director, said in a statement. Those threats dont always come in the form of terrorists or narcotics, but also in the form of counterfeit currency and other goods that have the potential to harm the economy of the United States.
Thanks to the dedication of our officers and our partnership with the Secret Service, we were able to keep this currency from entering into circulation.
The CBP said stopping the flow of counterfeit merchandise, including counterfeit currency, is a priority trade issue for the agency in order to minimize its negative impact on the U.S. economy.
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That’s a lot of lap dances.
As one of the posters to the news pointed out... this news is is INCOMPLETE...a “shipment” of ANYTHING from some one, HAS to be sent to SOME ONE.
WHO was this shipment sent to, WHO sent it, and are they being questioned. We all know the old adage...”follow the money”.
As one of the posters to the news pointed out... this news is is INCOMPLETE...a shipment of ANYTHING from some one, HAS to be sent to SOME ONE.
WHO was this shipment sent to, WHO sent it, and are they being questioned. We all know the old adage...follow the money.
HOORAY USCPB officers!
Dollar bills? Wow. I’ve often heard counterfeiters like the big bills such as $100, $50, and $20.
I’m sure in retailing, dollar bills get less scrutiny than the big bills, so probably they are easier to spend and get rid of.
Gotta keep the Fentanyl trade going.
Dollar store sighs relief.
During WWII the Germans produced what seemed like perfect pound notes. The Bank of England caught them almost immediately but I have no idea how.
Ones? 900,000 ones? I guess that they figured they could pawn them off easily because no one bothers to check a $1 bill to see if it is counterfeit.
Chow is NOT happy.
I was wondering why the line at the Dollar General store was four miles long.
If I want things cheaper, I order from China.
Dollars cost a full dollar here. Outrageous!!!
$1 bills are easier to counterfeit, the design hasn’t changed in decades and it lacks the anti-counterfeit measures in the current larger denominations.
Of all the bills to counterfeit. If you are going to counterfeit a bill it should be a Benjamin. I wonder if the choice was the $1 is less secure than the Benjamin.
Yup. Looks like a slow month for the strip joints in minnesomalia
Why Nine hundred thousand not a million?
Because if you ship over one million dollars of counterfeit bills, you have to report it.
RE: Of all the bills to counterfeit. If you are going to counterfeit a bill it should be a Benjamin.
My guess is $1 are less suspicious looking, and less likely to be “inspected” when they are used in common transactions.
When was the last time you saw a cashier inspecting a one dollar bill as opposed to a Benjamin?
Check it for the corona virus. What a way to spread the disease.
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