Chinese police crack banknote counterfeiting ring

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Police in south China's Guangdong Province have cracked a banknote counterfeiting gang, seizing 14 suspects, local authorities said.
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Police in south China's Guangdong Province have cracked a banknote counterfeiting gang, seizing 14 suspects, local authorities said.

Police netted fake banknotes with a face value of 214 million yuan (around US$33 million), raiding a money-making plant and a storage house, according to the Guangdong Public Security Department.

 The investigation began last March when officers obtained information about the counterfeiting ring. Eight suspects were caught in a raid in Shanwei City for allegedly trading fake banknotes with a face value of 24 million yuan.

The police later raided a storage house for fake money and found counterfeit notes worth 170 million yuan. Another six suspects were caught in a flat in Zhongshan City, where police seized semi-finished fake banknotes with a value of 20.25 million yuan.

"We've caught all suspects in the ring and stopped the fake notes from circulating on the market," said a police officer with the department.

Guangdong police are encouraging the public to provide information about counterfeit banknotes. Police will offer a reward for any information leading to the arrest of suspects. 


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