The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) Officers at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport had a busy two-day stretch in July, during which 2,105 counterfeit $100 bills were seized.

The seizures started on July 15, 2014, at JFK’s cargo facility, according to a release. CBP officers examined an express consignment shipment manifested as “Handycrafts Pictures” containing 20 laminated pictures and three electronic protective cases.

During the examination, CBP officers discovered a large quantity of suspected counterfeit US $100 bills within the laminated pictures and protective cases, according to a release. The bills were in fact counterfeit and a total of 1,252 counterfeit US $100 bills were seized.

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The next day, July 16, CBP officers examined an express consignment shipment manifested as “Handycraft Bags” that contained one electronic case and three organizer bags, according to a release. CBP officers found a total of 853 counterfeit U.S. $100 bills.

In total 2,105 counterfeit bills were seized over a two-day period for a total of $210,500 and turned over to U. S. Secret Service for further investigation.

“CBP has quite a diverse mission and this counterfeit currency seizure illustrates the vast responsibility that CBP officers deal with on a daily basis,” Robert E. Perez, Director of CBP’s New York Field Operations, said in a release.

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The July seizure is not the first time JFK’s CBP officers have found counterfeit cash in 2014. A 21-year-old man returning from Lima, Peru, was arrested back in February after allegedly attempting to sneak $121,300 worth of counterfeit U.S. $100 bills into the country.

There have been no arrests to date as a result of the July seizure and the investigation is on-going. All counterfeit monetary instruments will be destroyed. All defendants are considered innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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