NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) – It’s the wrong kind of play dough.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection Officers at John F. Kennedy International Airport say they seized more than $200,000 in counterfeit $100s.READ MORE: Scientists, Emergency Planners Conducting Air Flow Study In NYC This Week To Improve Response Protocols
The bogus bucks were rounded up in two separate incidents.
On May 6th, 2012, authorities say they found $68,000 in counterfeit $100 bills concealed in file folders and children’s books. The counterfeit cash was found at JFK’s International Mail facility, and were sent from Peru. No arrests have been made.READ MORE: City Panel Votes To Remove Thomas Jefferson Statue At City Hall
Two days later, officials say they stopped Katherine Velez, who had arrived at JFK from Cali, Colombia.
They discovered $141,200 of counterfeit money hidden in a false lining of her luggage and arrested her.
In an unrelated incident, Customs and Border Protection officers nabbed Roberto Menelas arriving from Port Au Prince, Haiti. CBP agents say they found 7.25 pounds of cocaine.MORE NEWS: Law Enforcement: Suspect Arrested In Killing Of New Rochelle Taxi Driver Was Wanted For Crimes In Multiple States
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