Two Japanese Citizens Reportedly Attempt to Smuggle US$134 Billion in Undeclared Bonds
Two men, reportedly Japanese citizens, allegedly attempted to smuggle US$134,000,000,000 (that is billion with a B) worth of United States bonds across the border from Italy into Switzerland. It is unknown as of the posting of this story as to whether or not the bonds are genuine or counterfeit. This could be one of the biggest counterfeiting operations if the bonds are fake. However, if the bonds are indeed genuine, the two men could be fined as much as 40 percent of the total value of the bonds for attempting to smuggle them out of Italy without declaring them.
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