North Korea

Massive pile of fake North Korean money found in South Korea

North Korean 5,000 won bank notes.

North Korean 5,000 won bank notes.  (AP)

It’s like Monopoly money, North Korea-style.

A 330-pound pile of fake North Korean banknotes was found at a Seoul thrift store amid a heap of wastepaper, UPI reported Wednesday, citing the Yonhap news agency.

The counterfeit bills were printed in 5,000 North Korean won denominations.

A man and woman in their 40s reportedly purchased the bills. Authorities said they were investigating whether the buyers were North Korean defectors.

The bills would be worth around $5.50 each -- if they weren't counterfeit.

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