Counterfeit US Treasury Bonds
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$6tn counterfeit US bonds seized in Switzerland

Italian police say they have seized fake US treasury bonds worth $6tn (£3.79tn). The amount has a value equal to almost half the entire US national debt.

Police say the bonds were hidden in false compartments of three safety deposit boxes in the Swiss city of Zurich.

Alan Johnston reports from Rome.

  • 17 Feb 2012
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