Local June 11, 2012 | 8:08 am

Police seize more than US$1.0M counterfeit from “useful dupe”

Santo Domingo.- The Police seized a printing press and more than one million counterfeit dollars and bogus checks from various banks in the sprawling sector San Carlos.

Police spokesman Maximo Aybar said also seized were prescriptions for controlled substances, with the letterhead and a stamp of the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD), and the Inland Taxes Department, and "a large quantity" of negatives and two printers.

He said eight people were arrested during the raid but only one was charged and the others were released at Police headquarters on insufficient evidence.

A National District judge yesterday sent the accused Diogenes Brito Alvarez, 40, owner of the printing press, to three months in Najayo prison to await indictment.

Brito’s lawyer Lorenzo Frias said he’ll appeal the decision because his client is innocent and was a "useful dupe" for letting third parties use of his machinery.

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