Colombia: massive bust suggests drug mules are swallowing wads of dirty cash

Colombia: massive bust suggests drug mules are swallowing wads of dirty cash
 

International drug traffickers have long used people as mules to smuggle their products overseas but a massive bust in Colombia suggests they are now using the same method to bring their dirty cash home.
On Thursday Colombian authorities at Bogotá’s international airport arrested 27 people accused of swallowing wads of cash and bringing them into the South American nation from Mexico. The money, sent by Mexican drug cartels, was intended to pay Colombian gangs for cocaine.
Authorities said that mules often swallowed up to 120 pellets of cash, with five $100 bills in each latex capsule. A... read more

 
6 December 2018 in World News, Views: 54
Source: Guardian
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