Cracking Down On Bogus Bills

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KILL BILL: Bulgarian police inspect a raided counterfeit shop

The "Raster" print shop just outside the central Bulgarian town of Plovdiv looked like any other respectable business in the Balkans. A tidy blue awning shaded a picture window, and inside was a bank of desktop computers, stacks of CDs, some offset printers in the back. The proprietors turned out a creditable line of calendars, brochures and color advertisements, and developed a reputation for attention to detail. But, they allegedly had a sideline business. According to Bulgarian antifraud investigators, the unassuming shop was the source of one of the finest counterfeit €200 notes now in circulation.

The shop was closed down...

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