PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers in Philadelphia seized more than $6.5 million in fake U.S. currency Tuesday that came from Russia.
According to U.S. Customs, the currency came via international air cargo and was addressed to a place in Chicago, carrying millions in counterfeit U.S. dollars in a total of five parcels.Maurice Hill, Man Accused Of Shooting 6 Philadelphia Police Officers During 2019 Standoff, To Begin Trial Monday
The agency says the bills were marked as “prop money” but resembled real money too closely.READ MORE: Shooting Inside Lancaster's Park City Center Mall Leaves Some Employees Feeling 'Not Exactly Safe'
This is the latest bust made by Philadelphia officers, who also seized nearly $100,000 in fake euros and dollars earlier this month.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Coolest Day Since May As Sweater Weather Continues
The U.S. Secret Service confirmed the bills were counterfeit.