$310,000 confiscated by drug police

Wednesday, the Policía de Control de Drogas arrested a 29-year old truck driver who was transporting about $310,000 in cash wrapped in twelve plastic packs. The money was hidden under the driver’s seat inside an air conditioning device.

The man also transported a cargo of steel wires, according to police. The truck is registered in Costa Rica. Coming from Nicaragua, the man tried to enter the country through the Peñas Blancas border, according to a preliminary report.

Aside from the money, the man also carried with him a revolver along with Nicaraguan, Salvadoran and Costa Rican currency, officials said.

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