Local August 18, 2014 | 8:08 am

Police raid counterfeit 25 peso coin “lab”

Santo Domingo.- The Police hasdismantled an underground laboratory being used for forging 25 peso coins, followinga raid on a house in the Sabana Perdida neighborhood of Santo Domingo North.

During the operation, which was carried out incoordination with the legal authorities, a man named as Ramón Calderón Santos, 32,was detained for questioning.

According to the police report, threemachines used for manufacturing false 25 peso coins were seized during theoperation, along with two engines, a drying oven and dozens of coins ready forprocessing.

“The raid at said address took placefollowing complaints from traders, drivers and motorcycle taxi drivers, withwarrant number 18091-ME-2014, dated 14-08-2014, issued by a competent court” saysthe report.

In recentweeks traders and motorbike taxi divers in the area of La Caleta, Boca Chica have complained of being cheated by customers paying them for products andservices with fake 25 peso coins.

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