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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Criminal Justice Quote: Airport Drug Cash

     It started when police found $7.2 million stuffed in eight suitcases at a Panama airport. Investigators say they suspect the cash, which had been concealed in hidden compartments in luggage on a flight from Honduras, was being moved for a powerful cartel, but they haven't said which one. The money was mostly in U.S. $100 bills….

     In a case that highlights the regional impacts of the drug trade, now Honduran investigators are trying to figure out how the suitcases slipped by airport authorities, drug police and special investigators at the Toncontin airport in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. [Let me guess: police payoffs.]

Catherine E. Shoichet, "Police Find $7.2 Million Cash Stashed in Suitcases at Airport," CNN, January 15, 2014 

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