Mexico Police intercept a woman with $89,200 US Dollars at AirportPosted on January 18, 2009
The Federal Police of Mexico, assigned to the International Airport of Mexico City "Benito Juárez", intercepted María de la Paz Velázquez Salinas (54 years old) who was transporting among her articles of clothing $89,200 U.S. dollars that was not declared before Customs. The woman was detained at the gate when the federal agents carried out random reviews of carry-on luggage of the passengers of the flight number 631. Her intended flight was going from Mexico to San José, Costa Rica. During the inspection, the Federal Police noticed some lumps located near the abdomen of Velzquez Salinas. She was escorted to the offices of the Federal Police and then transferred to the installations of the Division Specialized in Organized Crime (I SEDATE) in the airport. There Velázquez Salinas and her belongings where searched.
When searching Velazquez Salinas, they found money hidden in the stitching of her pants, adhered to her abdomen, in her purse, in the stitching of her underwear, in the collar of the sweater and blouse and in her hair as well as two rolls of money inside two condoms and another packet in a sanitary towel kit. The total amount of money found was $89,200 US dollars. Velazquez Salinas was arrested and held by the Public Ministry for further investigation.