Colombian police found and confiscated a printing press and more than $1.8 million in counterfeit bills from a house in the southwestern city of Cali, authorities said Tuesday.

The raid followed a tip from informants, police said in a statement.

Police found a printer, metallic plates, black and green ink as well as thousands of $100 bills.

"There was nobody in the home" at the time of the raid, Cali police said, adding that Tuesday's operation brought to roughly $2.3 million the amount of counterfeit currency seized this year in Colombia's third-largest city. EFE