La Mariscal tourist district of Quito Ecuador, haven for counterfeit bills and adulterated liquor

Posted on November 29, 2011 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, Intelligence, Organized Crime, Police/Military Activity, TRAVEL

Police in Quito have made a recent arrest in the Mariscal district which involved the sale of counterfeit U.S. bills and adulterated liquor which mimics in appearance expensive brands. There has been an influx of counterfeit $5.00, $10.00, and $20.00 denominations being sold for about half of the stated currency. Furthermore in many of the nightspots counterfeit bills are being given back to patrons for change.

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