A woman questioned at the Dominican republic airport of Punta Cana was found to have 55,500 euros divided between 16 sachets…in her stomach! According to the Dominican Republic anti-drugs squad, 54,000 euros were also found in her luggage. The National Drugs Squad (DNCD) said the 40-year-old Spanish citizen of Dominican Republic origin had travelled aboard a Jetairfly flight from Brussels. This “unusual haul” of 55,500 euros was divided between 16 sachets detected by X-ray”, said the DNCD their statement, adding that the traveller had been spotted by the intelligence services.
The money equates to about 140,000 dollars, yet travellers are only authorised to take 10,000 over the border without having to declare it.
Lars Andersen (Source: Belga)