By Tom Bannister
Counterfeit money can be an annoying problem in China, where fake notes constantly threaten to scupper traditional ‘I saved my last fifty for the taxi ride home’ plans. Last week Guangdong police fought back against the counterfeiters, busting a large gang and capturing 210 million yuan’s worth of forged money.
Following several successes last year, at the end of January the Guangdong police mounted a series of co-ordinated early-morning raids in several places across the province. In the town of Jieyang they found the main printing plant, hidden within a private furniture factory. In the factory they discovered the large printing machines and the equipment used by the gang to forge the notes. A total of 37 people were arrested and all of the 210 million was hundred-yuan notes.
Whats on Xiamen has a nice concise guide to detecting forged notes here.
Story [via] Sina, photos [via] Weibo.