Cañar, Ecuador: Police Foil Attempt to Send Package Fake Bills to U.S.

Posted on July 25, 2011 • Filed under: Conflicts, Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity, United States

According to a package containing $70,100 in false United States dollar bills was caught being shipped from Cañar to Queens, New York. Cañar police say on Tuesday, July 19th a personal courier alerted them to a suspicious package bound for Queens. Police thought the package contained drugs, however when opened police found fake 100 dollar bills amounting to $70,100. Police detained a taxi driver who said one of his passengers asked him to send the package as a favor. The taxi driver says a male passenger asked him to send the package after the passenger forgot his identification in Cuenca. Police say they are currently investigating the matter. Authorities ask people to be careful when asked to do favor that involves documents or packages.Read Article

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