The Fuerza Pública said that its officers intercepted 15 million colons of counterfeit banknotes when they stopped a motorist in southern Costa Rica. That is about $28,000.
The interception was at the Kilometer 35 checkpoint on the Interamericana Sur. There was $6,900 in U.S. $100 bills, said officers. The rest of the bills were colon notes.
The 38-year-old driver will face a charge.,
Making good fake bills is a business in some South American countries. Both the United States and Costa Rica have put security features on banknotes to reduce counterfeiting.