Tip leads to discovery of about $1 million in cash

Fuerza Pública officers received a tip Thursday that allowed them to detain three persons and discover what may be as much as $1 million in cash in a cabin in Colorado de Abangares in Guanacaste.

Officers said that they were told about the money via an anonymous telephone tip. They kept an eye on the dwelling until a Mexican man, his Costa Rican girlfriends and another
person left to travel by vehicle. Police stopped the vehicle nearby and detained the three, they said.

A subsequent search of the cabin revealed a safe in a closet. Within the safe was a briefcase containing stacks of bills, said the Fuerza Pública.

Officers clearly know more than they have told reporters. They said the investigation was one of money laundering and was being handled by the Judicial Investigating Organization.

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