In Paraguay, confiscated dozens of tons of Venezuelan money

In Paraguay, confiscated dozens of tons of Venezuelan money

MEXICO city, 14 Feb — RIA Novosti. Paraguay police confiscated on Monday at least 25 tons of banknotes, the Central Bank of Venezuela, tucked away in one of the houses in the city of Saltos del Guaira, on the border with Brazil, said the representative of law enforcement bodies of the country.

Tickets of various denominations were Packed in huge bags and stacked in the house, presumably belonging to the arms dealer, said the Venezuelan portal Panorama.

While the investigators have a clear version about the nature of appearance of such amount of Venezuelan money in private Paraguayan house.

“There is a possibility that they could use to buy dollars on the black market of Venezuela, or they could be used to counterfeit fake dollars, because of the high quality of the paper in the Venezuelan money”, — stated in the message of the police of Paraguay.

Counting the exact amount of cash found will last at least until Tuesday, local time.

In mid-December, 2016 Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro announced the termination of treatment within 72 hours 100 bill bolivars, the value of which on the “black market” was then equal to just about 2.5 cents. But then, the circulation of banknotes was extended until January 2, then January 20 to February 20.

Central Bank of the country announced the release of six new bills from 500 to 20 thousand bolivars, which are gradually introduced into circulation. Venezuelan authorities refuse to recognize the objective depreciation of the national currency, accusing it of right-wing forces allegedly attacking her with “metabolic mafia” at the behest of Washington and Miami.