Beware of counterfeit money in Bavaro
Agents assigned to the Police Criminal Investigations Directorate (DICRIM) arrested a Colombian in possession of US$5,900 in counterfeit currency, which he was allegedly trying to place at 30% of its face value in Bavaro in the eastern province of La Altagracia yesterday, Wednesday 16 March 2016.
A total of 102,000 Colombian pesos were also seized from the man, named as Robinson Suarez Gutierrez, 41. Local prosecutor Claudia Garrido arrested Suarez after he tried to pay his bill at a restaurant on Av. Espana in Bavaro with a counterfeit hundred-dollar bill. The restaurant employees called the Police.
Suarez Gutierrez was found to be in possession of more counterfeit money.
When Police agents and the Justice Department representative searched his hotel room, they found a wallet with 49 more $100 bills, all presumably false, in the safe deposit box, along with an iPad and his cell phone. Together with the money found in his possession, it totals $5,900 in allegedly false currency. They also found the Colombian currency.
During Police interrogation, Suarez Gutierrez said he had brought the money into the country to sell it for 30% of its face value to an unnamed individual.
March 17, 2016
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