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Police seize counterfeit ‘Jamaica 50’ notes
2012-09-07 15:19:01 | (0 Comments)
The Porus police in Manchester last night seized a quantity of counterfeit $1000 and $100 commemorative ‘Jamaica 50’ notes.
Jamaican $1000 and $100 commemorative ‘Jamaica 50’ notes with BOJ features - Norman Grindley/ Chief photographer.
The police say four persons have been arrested in connection with the find.
It is reported that about 10:30 p.m., a team of police personnel conducted an operation on Main Street in the parish.
The police say during the operation, the team stopped and searched a Toyota motor car and its occupants, and the notes were discovered.
The notes reportedly bear the following serial numbers: WK634855, WJ836271, AVY185790, AVY185791, AWD678114.
Detectives are now asking anyone with information that may be able to assist them to contact the Porus Police at 904-1577, Police 119 emergency number or the nearest Police Station.
Features of Jamaican notes
1. Each note has a unique watermark, namely the portrait that is featured on the particular note.
2. The serial number appears twice on the face of each note, vertically to the left of the portrait and horizontally on the far right of the note.
3. Each edition of the note carries the date of printing and the signature of the Governor of the Bank of Jamaica.
4. Special symbols to aid the visually impaired appear on the front of all notes except the $1000 and $5000. Instead, these high value notes have their denomination printed in bold numerals to the bottom right hand corner.
5. The front of each note bears the portrait of either a Jamaican national hero or a former Prime Minister, where as local scenes and popular landmarks appear on the back.
- Bank of Jamaica website
Source: The Gleaner/Power 106 News
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