Police in Guangdong province in China raided three sites producing
fake Chinese bank notes and seized more than 127 million yuan ($20.57
million U.S.) in counterfeit notes, according to a story on Ecns.cn, the English
language website for China News Service.
Police also confiscated computers, film, scanners, plates and many
incomplete bank notes in the July 31 raid.
This is the latest in a series of raids involving counterfeiting in
Guangdong province since January 2014. In total, 57 suspects were
detained as a result of the latest raid.
Guangdong is located about 90 miles north of Hong Kong on the coast
of the South China Sea in the People’s Republic of China. The
province, known in English as Canton, borders the Hong Kong and Macau
special administrative regions.
The province has been the location of many previous raids for
counterfeit notes and fake products. For example, in 2009, 90 million
fake yuan notes were discovered.
The province was also in the news earlier in 2014 for arrests in
connection with production and sale of fake medications. In 2012,
about 1 million fake Hermès and Coach handbags were confiscated by
Chinese police and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in a joint investigation.
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