A passenger was caught in the Juan Santamaría Airport hiding $226,005 in bundles of $100 bills in the double lining of a suitcase. He was planning to fly to Panama then Bolivia.
The 49-year-old man, a Columbian Costa Rican, was arrested by the Drug Control Police on Tuesday and referred to the Prosecutor’s Office of Alajuela where he will be investigated.
The money he was carrying in his suitcase as well as on his person was confiscated. The man will be accused of the crime of legitimizing capital which is punishable by imprisonment from 8 to 20 years, according to the Narcotics Law.