$1 million bill smugglers caught in Turkey’s Eskişehir
Turkish police have caught two people trying to sell two one-million dollar bills in the western province of Eskişehir, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on Dec. 21.
The limited edition bills were printed by the U.S. Federal Reserve for collection purposes only, and not for public circulation or other transactions.
Following an intelligence tip-off, the anti-smuggling and organized crime department of Eskişehir police force detained two suspects who were trying to sell the certified bank notes in the city’s center.
In addition to the notes themselves, the police said they had also seized certificates proving the notes were printed by the U.S. Federal Reserve, which the suspects intended to include in the purchase, according to the report.
The notes have been dispatched to the Turkish Central Bank for further analysis.
The reports did not say whether the detainees were trying to sell the bills as useable dollar-notes.