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NCJ Number: 66356 Find in a Library
Title: INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING DURING 1970 INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION - 40TH GENERAL ASSEMBLY SESSION, OTTAWA, CANADA, SEPTEMBER 6-11, 1971
Author(s): ANON
Corporate Author: International Criminal Police Organization
France
Date Published: 1971
Page Count: 43
Sponsoring Agency: International Criminal Police Organization
92210 Saint Cloud, France
Publication Number: 7
Type: Statistics
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: France
Annotation: INFORMATION RECEIVED BY THE INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL POLICE ORGANIZATION DURING 1970 CONCERNING INTERNATIONAL CURRENCY COUNTERFEITING IS ANALYZED.
Abstract: A SECTION FOCUSING ON PAPER CURRENCY DISTINGUISHES FORGERIES AND FORGED BANKNOTES INTENDED FOR PUBLICITY PUBLICITY PURPOSES (E.G., 'PLAY MONEY'). THE PRINTING OF PUBLICITY-TYPE NOTES IS PUNISHABLE IN MANY COUNTRIES AND RESULTS IN A FINE AND SEIZURE OF THE PLATES. FIGURES AND FACTS ARE GIVEN CONCERNING THE DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION, AND CIRCULATION OF FORGED CURRENCY, THE LOCATION AND SEIZURES OF ILLICIT PRINTING WORKSHIPS, AND INDIVIDUAL CASE REPORTS FROM AFRICA, EUROPE, AND THE FAR EAST. THE ACTIVITIES OF THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT'S LABORATORY IN 1970 INCLUDED THE INSPECTION OF 2,664 COUNTERFEITS, AND 35 SUSPECTED COUTERFEITS, AND THE THE PRESENTATION OF 81 EXPERT OPINIONS TO 16 NATIONAL CENTRAL BUREAUS. THE SECTION DEALING WITH THE DETECTION, IDENTIFICATION, CIRCULATION, AND MANUFACTURE OF METAL CURRENCY INDICATES THAT AMERICAN AND BRITISH GOLD COINS ARE THE MOST COMMON FORGERIES. IN 1970, THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT RECEIVED INFORMATION CONCERNING FORGED COINS ON 2,301 ITEMS FROM 61 COUNTRIES, REPRESENTING A 37.45 PERCENT INCREASE OVER 1969. OTHER COUNTERFEITS DISCUSSED INCLUDE CONUNTERFEIT LETTERS OF CREDIT, COUNTERFEIT PROMISSORY NOTES, REVENUE STAMPS, COUNTERFEIT SURCHARGES FRO POSTAL STAMPS (COLLECTORS' ITEMS), AND COUNTERFEIT DRIVERS' LICENSES. NUMEROUS STATISTICAL CHARTS ARE APPENDED. (SAJ)
Index Term(s): Counterfeiting; Document analysis; Forgery; International crime statistics; International Criminal Police Organization; United States of America; Worldwide
Note: REPORT SUBMITTED BY THE GENERAL SECRETARIAT
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