Ecuador: large quantities of counterfiet U.S. currency in ciruculation from Peru

Posted on April 17, 2013 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, TRAVEL

– Some victims claim receiving counterfeit bills from ATM’s at banks reported that counterfeits are manufacture in Peru and stored and distributed from Quito to several provinces of Ecuador, to the authorities. In Manabi also circulate counterfeit bills.The Ministry of the Interior, through a press release, reported that on 12 March in Chillogallo sectors and Mene, south of Quito, were captured Manuel Antonio QA, QA Second William, Judith and Maria Cristina Mercedes VS PC. The detainees, the statement, are members of a band dedicated to the collection, distribution and marketing dollars, according to the investigations, were produced in Peru and subsequently stored in Quito to be distributed in the same city and other provinces as Sucumbios and Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, which were admitted to trading and financial market at a rate of $ 100,000 per week.Manabi. Problems by the circulation of counterfeit dollars have also been raised in several cantons Manabi. Danny Z., from Portoviejo, says that in the month of February was to withdraw $ 200 from an ATM located on Avenue Manabi, and one came out counterfeit bills.
“Of the 10 $ 20 bills that came out of the ATM, one was false,” he said.
The injured indicates that still keeps the counterfeit bill, but has not put the complaint to the authorities.
“Just go to the police or prosecutor spending and $ 3, excluding the cab back, and to report a counterfeit $ 20 bill spent almost the same,” he said. Read Article

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