• Short Summary

    SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    Police in Australia say they have broken a large international forgery market.

  • Description

    1. CUs Counterfeit West German marks. (2 SHOTS) 0.09
    2. SVs INTERIOR Detectives at news conference. (3 SHOTS) 0.21
    3. CU Forged mark note and detective at news conference. (2 SHOTS) 0.29
    4. GV PAN DOWN Building raided by police. 0.34
    5. CU Forged note being examined under ultra-violet light. 0.45
    6. CU Detective speaking. (SOT) 1.01
    7. CUs PAN Forged notes and notes being counted. (3 SHOTS) 1.21
    TRANSCRIPT: CHAD: (SEQ 5) "On its face value at high tills and in places, money changes overseas, they would be readily, readily negotiated."
    REPORTER: "Why don you think they choose the Deutschmark?"
    CHAD: "Well the Deutschmark is a very strong unit in the world currency; it's readily acceptable throughout the world."
    InitialsMAW/JRS

    NOTE TO EDITORS: THIS STORY HAS COMMENTARY BY ABC REPORTER PAMELA BORNHORST, WHICH MAY BE USED IF REQUIRED.
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA

    Police in Australia say they have broken a large international forgery market. The police have been investigating the forgery racket for three years, and even now, after seizing a variety of printing equipment and West German Deutschmark notes in Sydney on September 12, they are not sure that all the notes have been found. Police spokesman Nelson Chad said many of the notes may have been stashed and could be circulated in the future. He said the German currency was chosen because it was strong on the international money market and readily accepted all over the world. The counterfeit notes are exposed under ultra-violet light, but Chad said most people would never know the notes were fake and added that many banks accepted the fake notes even after they had been warned. Police in Sydney said millions of US dollars were involved in the racket and they believe that couriers were used to take the money out of Australia to points all over the world. The Sydney police were assisted in the investigation by the West German police through Interpol.

    Source: AUSTRALIAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION (ABC)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAD2PB9WCOLKYD8BLNC60ECL15A
    Media URN:
    VLVAD2PB9WCOLKYD8BLNC60ECL15A
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/09/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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