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The E-Sylum:  Volume 11, Number 4, January 27, 2008, Article 38

TWO-YEAR-OLD BARREL FOUND FILLED WITH FAKE GUYANESE CURRENCY

[A news report from Guyana notes the recent discovery of
an old barrel filled with counterfeit Guyanese banknotes.
-Editor]

Customs officers yesterday unearthed $14M in counterfeit
Guyana currency hidden among some items in a barrel which
had been sitting at the John Fernandes Wharf for almost
two years now.

The stunning discovery was made late yesterday morning
after a decision was taken to open up the barrel which
was shipped from London through the Harrison Shipping
Company in May, 2006 to an Essequibo Coast resident.

According to a Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) statement,
the counterfeit money and other articles which were sent
two years ago were discovered during routine duties at
the city wharf.

Sources said that the money was in numerous piles hidden
among items in the barrel which included pens, towels and
tools. As the customs officers removed the items from the
barrel, they discovered the money piles.

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  Wayne Homren, Editor

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