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The World Leader in Counterfeiting: Lima’s Fake Dollars

Peru is the number one producer of counterfeit US dollars in the world. In 2015, just over 16 million forged bills seized in the US were of Peruvian origin, according to the US Secret Service. Millions of counterfeit euros and Peruvian soles have also been seized by police in Peru.

The forged dollars are finished by hand, giving them an exceptional quality which has earned the country its top spot as leader of this illicit global trade. And for the criminal gangs counterfeit money is cheaper to produce than cocaine.

Fernando Lucena goes undercover for VICE News to expose the illegal trade in counterfeit money and gets rare access to the criminal forgers who show us how these bills are made.

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29 thoughts on “The World Leader in Counterfeiting: Lima’s Fake Dollars

  1. Fucking take the dollar away from the country unless the government executes a TOTAL crackdown of this shit…ban tourism to the country withhold foreign aide…whatever.

    Like my fucking god punish the god damn country if they allow shit like this to transpire. Would you not get pissed at the parents if their child destroyed your couch?

  2. vice is the best source of bullshit in the internet. If you really believe somebody would reveal any of this, you are an idiot. Any foreigner driving around asking about that shit would be robbed or wiped. Add the "hidden" cameras and you'd be killed in an instant. This channel is just surreal clickbait, just pause at 5:20. Imagine sitting in a car with strangers, hustling counterfeit bills and there just happens to be a gopro pointing straight at you. Notice how the camera angles are different for every shot, but they always manage to capture at the best angle. In reality try hiding a camera and watch how people sit behind front seats or even refuse to sit in your car. What if he said come outside or sit in his car instead. They would not have been able to grab the camera that case, but what do you know. Everything just happened to go their way, they happened to get the best and most dramatic situations, meet the right people and not get caught in the process. BULL SHIT

  3. i always wondering if someday, one of the any executant that have been work with vice would leave a comment in this youtube such like damn if i knew you are actually vice, i would like to dramatize it a bit

  4. I haven’t watched the whole video yet but did the $50 in the beginning have the watermark on the right side of the bill that can be seen with a light behind the paper?

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