29 Jan 2009

US$250 Million in counterfeit money, plus cocaine and methamphetamine found in PNG

1:58 pm on 29 January 2009

More than 250 million US dollars in counterfeit money, a trunk full of white powder believed to be cocaine or methamphetamine and 10 kilograms of marijuana has been uncovered by Papua New Guinea police.

The Post Courier says police in Port Moresby found the items in during a raid on a home and are now investigating an African man locally known as "Holy Moses".

Police say there were stacks of plastic money and a document that gave specific instructions on how the black money could be converted into counterfeit money.

The white powder is being tested and police suspected it is either cocaine or methamphetamine.