CBP Officers Seize $900K worth of Counterfeit U.S. Currency Originating from China

INTERNATIONAL FALLS, Minn. ― U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers at the International Falls Port of Entry seized $900,000 in counterfeit United States currency Friday that was discovered in a commercial rail shipment originating from China.

CBP officers in Minnesota seized $900,000 in fake U.S. currency (image credit: CBP)

Due to the vigilance of CBP officers, a rail container was referred for a Customs Exam Station inspection on Dec. 14, 2019.

During the examination, CBP discovered 45 cartons of possible counterfeit currency in the form of $1 bills with a total face value of $900,000. The United States Secret Service was contacted determined the currency is counterfeit.

Cartons of counterfeit currency (image credit: CBP)

The counterfeit currency was seized and will be turned over to the Secret Service.