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2 arrested in Colombia after swallowing dollars
First Published Sep 14 2012 03:06 pm • Last Updated Sep 14 2012 03:07 pm

Bogota • Colombian police have arrested two men at an airport in Medellin after discovering they were smuggling $80,000 in cash hidden in their stomachs.

Authorities say the men swallowed the dollars wrapped in latex, much like some drug smugglers hide cocaine and heroin.

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A Colombian citizen was taken into custody on Sept. 8 after arriving on a flight from Costa Rica. Authorities say he had seemed nervous and later admitted swallowing the money.

A man carrying Venezuelan papers was arrested on Thursday after arriving from Costa Rica with cash hidden in his stomach.

The two men claim to be businessmen and say they don’t know each other. Authorities said Friday they can be charged with money laundering. Their names were not released.




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