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Counterfeit US dollar banknotes valued more than 16 million baht have been seized at a Chiang Rai house after police organised a sting. A 54 year old woman was arrested over the matter last Thursday. The sting followed a tip off to border patrol police about the fake USD notes being circulated around tambon Rim Kok.

Police say they discovered two metal boxes containing fake US$100 notes in the house of Masaras Nitisakyothin.

Police arrest Chiang Rai woman with thousands of counterfeit US$100 bills | News by Thaiger

Police also found hundred of black notes the same size as the $100 bills believed to be a part of the process of making finished counterfeit notes

One box contained 4,949 banknotes, a second box contained 524 banknotes, the total valued at more than 16 million baht.

Police conducted a sting where an undercover officer posed as a buyer of the counterfeit currency and contacted the owner of the fakes. They met at a nearby petrol station where the woman then took the policeman to her house, showing him the process of making the bills. He then called in border control police, revealed that he was a policeman, and arrested the woman.

The woman has been charged with possessing counterfeit foreign currency with intent to use.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

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