Cash mules caught

Hawke's Bay Today - - World -

Au­thor­i­ties say Colom­bian and Mex­i­can drug car­tels have been traf­fick­ing money by re­cruit­ing young men and women to swal­low thou­sands of dol­lars of US bills wrapped in la­tex. Colom­bia’s chief prose­cu­tor said 27 peo­ple have been cap­tured. Of­fi­cials say the cash mules typ­i­cally in­gested be­tween 80 to 120 cap­sules, with some trans­port­ing a to­tal of about US$75,000 ($110,000). Once they ar­rived in Bogota, they were taken to a ho­tel and held un­til they ex­pelled all of the cash cap­sules and were paid about $1500.

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