— U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers at JFK Airport seized over a thousand counterfeit $100 bills after a random baggage examination last month.
On February 21st, officers selected 21-year Marlon Williams Rodriguez Ezeta, who was returning from Lima, Peru’s checked suitcase.
When officers examined Rodriguez Ezeta’s suitcase, they removed a cardboard diary box. The inside cover was sliced open, and revealed what appeared to be counterfeit U.S. $100 bills. In total, $121,300 in counterfeit U.S. currency was concealed among one diary box, two wallets, one fabric box and two cloth shoe racks.
Rodriguez Ezeta was then arrested, and the counterfeit money was seized and turned over to the Secret Service for further investigation.
Read about Master Counterfeiter Art Williams in Don Diva Magazine Issue 53