Reuters reports the stash was discovered when more than 1,500 Peruvian police and Secret Service agents carried out searches and arrest warrants on Tuesday in Lima.READ MORE: San Francisco Chase Center Deemed Up To Code After Falls During Phish Concert
Fifty thousand fake euros were also seized and 48 people arrested in the raids, called Operation Sunset.READ MORE: Family Killed On Hike In Sierra National Forest Died From Extreme Heat
The Secret Service says Peru is the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of fake U.S. currency. Six counterfeit plants were shut down, eight manufacturing presses were seized and more than 1,600 printing plates and negatives of denominations were found.MORE NEWS: Former Oakland Police Captain Wounded During Fatal Shooting At Gas Station
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