|Some of the seized money|
A Venezuelan and a Colombian engaged in bulk cash smuggling were arrested this month, after arriving at the international airport in Medellín from Costa Rica, They were found, after body scans revealed abdominal items, to have swallowed a total US$40,000 each, contained within forty latex capsules of $1000 each, similar to those used to smuggle heroin inside the body.
Colombian officials at the scene claim that this is the first time they have observed the use of this method. It is expected that these individuals, who claimed not to know each other, will be charged with money laundering.
|José Maria Córdova International Airport (MDE)|