U.S. seizes over $1.3 million of counterfeit currency from Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

The shipment was manifested as prop money
10:41, 19 November 2020


On November 16, U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at the Chicago International Mail Facility (IMF) seized a package from Ukraine that contained counterfeit currency in the amount of more than 1.3 million dollars, the press service of the department reports.

The shipment was manifested as prop money and totaled 1,395,700 dollars.

The counterfeit currency was handed over to Homeland Security Investigations and U.S. Secret Service for investigation. The perpetrators can be arrested as the reproduction of currency is considered a federal crime.

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"This is just one of many examples of CBP’s success in protecting the worldwide integrity of U.S. currency,” the statement said.

As we reported earlier, Ukraine's State Security Service (SBU) has seized 238 kilograms of drugs, 223 kilograms of precursors, and 56 kilograms of psychoactive substances since early 2020.

One of the most notable cases was the blocking of shipments of South American cocaine across Pivdenny port in Odesa. In May, the law enforcers seized 53.4 kilograms, and in September - more than 100 kilograms.

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