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CBP at JFK Seizes Counterfeit US 100 Dollar Bills Arriving in Parcels through an Express Cargo Facility

Release Date: 
March 24, 2015

JAMAICA, N.Y. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy’s International express cargo facility seized $65,200 dollars in counterfeit 100 dollar bills.

JFK Counterfeit 100 Bills Mail

JFK Counterfeit 100 Bills Mail

On March 21, CBP officers found $65,200.00 counterfeit $100 U. S. bills concealed in place mats and a shoe bag from Ecuador.

“Every day CBP officers are protecting the American public from various dangers,” said Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations. “This seizure is a testament to the dedication our Officers demonstrate daily in support of CBP’s mission.”

“Partnerships, as we have with CBP at JFK, are essential in preventing counterfeit currency from entering the United States,” said John McQuade, Resident Agent in Charge of the Secret Service’s JFK office.  “Cooperation among agencies at JFK, and throughout New York, has allowed us to focus our resources and respond quickly to uncover and prevent counterfeiting and other criminal activity.” 

A total of $65,200 (652 - $100.00 notes) of counterfeit U. S. currency was seized; this investigation is ongoing and no arrests have been made yet.

Last modified: 
February 9, 2017