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Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Polish police confiscate $100 million in fake US treasury bonds -

The Polish police say they have confiscated counterfeit US treasury bonds worth 100 million dollars.

"Yesterday afternoon agents of the Central Anti-Corruption Bureau apprehended an international group consisting of eight people: two Italians, two Ukrainians, a woman from Moldova and three Poles. This group attempted to put counterfeit US treasury bonds worth 100 million US dollars on the market here in Poland,” Poland’s Central Anti-Corruption Bureau (CBA) said in a statement issued on Monday. 

"This is the largest operation ever of its kind in Poland and involves the largest amount of US treasury bonds," the CBA added. 

So far no other details have been released. 

The authorities said the suspects would be questioned in Lublin.

In February, the Italian police seized six trillion dollars (4.6 trillion euros) of counterfeit US treasury bonds, an amount equal to more than a third of the United States’ public debt. 

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