10 Oct 2013

Police catch the bag, what a bag, over $1 million in cash.


Suspected members of a drug trafficking gang in Bolivia have thrown a bag containing more than $1m (£615,000) from a low-flying plane and it landed in the wrong place.
The cash was supposed to be collected by other gang members on the ground in eastern Santa Cruz province.
But they missed the target and the bag was seized by Bolivian anti-drugs police, who later made several arrests.
One wonders what will happen to the person who dropped the loot into the police's hands it definitely was not his best day.
Bolivia is one of the world's top three cocaine producers.
The authorities say the money - in US dollar bills of various denominations - was wrapped with a seal from a bank in neighbouring Paraguay.
They believe it was going to be used either to build a cocaine production centre or to set up a fake commercial enterprise in Bolivia.
Bolivian police had been monitoring the gang, which is believed to be well organised and with links to several countries.

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