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A man reportedly linked to the Medellin cocaine cartel has admitted he forged $11 million in U.S. currency and passed thousands of the bogus bills in towns along the U.S.-Mexico border, a top Mexican law enforcement official said. Deputy Atty. Gen. Javier Coello Trejo said the man passed at least $100,000 worth of the phony money at an unnamed Texas bank. Coello said the true identity of the suspect, who has given the names of Newton Peter von Gramm and Newton Peter von Shultz, is still unknown but that he has admitted a connection to Colombia’s Medellin drug cartel.


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