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Two Taiwan men in court charged with smuggling counterfeit money

Date Posted: 2005-07-29

A pair of Taiwanese businessmen are in court this week, trying to explain why they brought fake Y10,000 bills into Okinawa via Naha International Airport.

Cuan Shen Che, 63, runs a trading union business, while his charged colleague, Chi Bai Cho, 72, listed no occupation. Both are charged with smuggling counterfeit Japanese currency into the country by air in April.

The indictment charges both with responsibility for bringing 2,000 Y10,000 bills into Naha on April 21st. Two Japanese men, Yoshinobu Yamada, 67, and Akira Nakamura, 66, have already been arrested by police and prosecuted.

Authorities say the phony money was printed in China, then smuggled out via the two Taiwanese. Three of the four men have denied the charges, saying ďI didnít know the bag was filled with fake Y10,000 bills. The money was discovered during an inbound customs inspection at Naha International Airport.

Nakamura says the Taiwanese men brought the money to Naha for business talks with Yamada. He claims Yamada was buying the counterfeit money at 45% of face value.

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