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Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection
U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers seized $150,000 in counterfeit bills at JFK Airport Dec. 14.

A woman returning from Columbia was arrested last month after $150,000 in counterfeit U.S. bills were found in her luggage at John F. Kennedy (JFK) International Airport, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

After arriving on a Dec. 14 flight, Ciara Ryan, 38, was selected by CBP officers for a random baggage examination. They examined her first bag and found a strong odor of glue coming from it. Upon further inspection, the officers discovered alterations to its bottom, and within the alterations were several suspected counterfeit U.S. $100 bills, CBP said.

A black leather satchel that she was also carrying was examined and officers found more suspected counterfeit bills concealed within its lining.

Ryan was arrested and a total of 1,500 counterfeit $100 bills were seized, according to CBP.

She will be prosecuted by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the U.S. Eastern District Court of New York.

 

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