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Counterfeit $7 million seized at thai border

Three Thai nationals were arrested at the Cambodia-Thailand border in Battambang province yesterday after they were found to be carrying more than $7 million in counterfeit US currency, according to local police.

Phnom Proek district police chief Song Sopheak said the trio was arrested yesterday morning in O’Romduol commune.

“They were arrested by our Cambodian police after they crossed the border with many briefcases full of fake US currency,” he said, adding that a total of $7.16 million worth of fake $100 bills was seized.

They will be sent to the provincial court today.



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