Funny money turns up in southern zone

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.

This is the assortment of the confiscated bills.

This is the assortment of the confiscated bills.

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