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It was not a Kodak moment for counterfeiters when customs officials seized $210,500 worth of counterfeit U.S. currency in a recent airport cargo bust.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport found a total of 2,105 counterfeit U.S. $100 bills during a two-day period, according to a release from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
On July 15 CBP officers examined an express shipment labeled "Handycrafts Pictures" and found 1,252 of the counterfeit bills hidden in laminated pictures and electronic cases. The next day, a second shipment labeled "Handycraft Bags" was seized and the rest of the bills were found stashed in organizer bags and a single electronic case.
No arrests have been made. The U.S. Secret Service is investigating the shipments.