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Nearly $5M in Fake Money Seized at Detroit Airport



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    Customs and Border Protection officers seized $4.65 million in counterfeit "Hell money" in Detroit.


    A couple aboard a flight from Seoul, South Korea tried to smuggle nearly $5 million in counterfeit cash into the U.S., officials said, NBC News reported.

    U.S. Customs and Border Protection found 93 bundles of counterfeit U.S. $100 bills and 32 bundles of counterfeit Vietnamese dong in the pair's luggage upon their arrival at Detroit Metropolitan Airport on Friday.

    The $4.65 million in so-called "Hell Money," currency printed on joss paper and burned as an offering to the dead in some Asian cultures, was recovered and seized by Homeland Security Investigations and the U.S. Secret Service.