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Police raid counterfeit 25 peso coin “lab”

Santo Domingo.- The Police has dismantled an underground laboratory being used for forging 25 peso coins, following a raid on a house in the Sabana Perdida neighborhood of Santo Domingo North.

During the operation, which was carried out in coordination with the legal authorities, a man named as Ramón Calderón Santos, 32, was detained for questioning.

According to the police report, three machines used for manufacturing false 25 peso coins were seized during the operation, along with two engines, a drying oven and dozens of coins ready for processing.

“The raid at said address took place following complaints from traders, drivers and motorcycle taxi drivers, with warrant number 18091-ME-2014, dated 14-08-2014, issued by a competent court” says the report.

In recent weeks traders and motorbike taxi divers in the area of La Caleta, Boca Chica have complained of being cheated by customers paying them for products and services with fake 25 peso coins.

Source: DT

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