Media Release Banknotes: Seizure of Counterfeits

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Notes to editors

It is an offence under the Crimes (Currency) Act 1981 to make, possess or distribute counterfeit banknotes. Penalties that can be applied are severe and can result in up to 14 years imprisonment.