According to a PressTV article dated 19 December 2016, a plane carrying 272 crates of 500-bolivar notes arrived in Venezuela from Stockholm, Sweden on 18 December. Each crate contains 50,000 notes, for a total of 13.6 units. Two more planes are expected to arrive soon, bringing the total to 60 million units of this denomination. Given the plane’s origin, it’s likely that these notes were printed by Crane in what had been the Tumba Bruk facility until 2002.
Courtesy of Claudio Marana and José Daniel Fernandez.