Drug mules caught with wads of cash in tummy
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.