NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 27, 2000
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.
(Bogota, Colombia and Miami: Ike Seamans) Counterfeiting of United States currency abroad examined; scenes shown from Bogota, Colombia, where phony American money is being made. [US Secret Service Bruce TOWNSEND - refers to the "globalization of counterfeiting."] [Colombian President Andres PASTRANA - talks about combatting counterfeiting.] [US Secret Service Frank ESTRADA - says counterfeiters pay only a small fine.] [Undercover AGENT - cites the profitability of counterfeiting.] [Miami Secret Service's Katie HARTLINE - cites the amount of counterfeit money coming through Miami.] [Pizza shop OWNER - complains.] Secret Service tips on spotting phony bills given.