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Man selling fake dollar bills nabbed in Manila

/ 04:15 PM April 24, 2013

MANILA, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation on Wednesday arrested a man selling fake dollars in Manila,

Melanio Evasco, 53, was arrested carrying 200 pieces of fake US$100 bills in an entrapment operation, said Senior Inspector Raymond Macorol.

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Upon receiving information about Evasco’s illegal activities, the NBI’s Criminal Intelligence Division coordinated with special agents from the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas to arrest him.

A lady special agent was designated as a poseur buyer and met with the suspect at a mall in Manila. After confirming that he was selling fake bills, he was taken into custody by the NBI.

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A case for violation of Article 168 or illegal possession and use of false treasury or bank notes and other instruments of credit will be filed against Evasco.

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