Two Dutch women failed to make the trip through customs Wednesday because airport police discovered some 85,130 euros in their luggage and hidden on the body of one traveler.
The women came from Madrid, Spain, to Juan Santamaría airport.
A 35-year-old woman with the last name of Paterson carried most of the cash, police said. A companion, a 41-year-old woman with the last name Lympoa, had a bit more than 7,000 euros in her luggage.
The pair face money laundering allegations.