Drug mules caught with wads of cash in tummy

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE -

Af­ter drugs, mules — hu­mans who act as car­ri­ers — are now trans­port­ing wads of cash in the same way by swal­low­ing them. Colom­bian au­thor­i­ties at Bo­gotá’s in­ter­na­tional air­port ar­rested 27 peo­ple who were car­ry­ing huge amounts of cash sent by Mex­i­can drug car­tels in or­der 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 typ­i­cal in­ges­tion would con­ceal and move $40,000 a per­son, though in­ves­ti­ga­tors said they pre­vi­ously caught some­one with $75,000 in their sys­tem.

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