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02/08/2005 Archived Entry: "Virus planted on cash"

ANOTHER EXCUSE FOR GOING TO A CASHLESS SOCIETY?

PHILADELPHIA (KYW) Money that has been contaminated with a virus; itís a whole new possible direction for bioterrorism. It is a case that the FBI terrorism unit has taken over from state police that involves several cities, including Philadelphia. ...

Earlier this month, Pennsylvania State Troopers intercepted $250,000 dollars during a routine traffic stop. The alleged drug money, which had been sealed in plastic, was being driven from Columbus, Ohio to Northeast Philadelphia.

According to law enforcement sources, after counting the seized cash, troopers began feeling ill and one trooper was even hospitalized with flu-like symptoms.

(Tks, SJ)

Posted by Claire @ 09:46 PM CST
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