Honduras Intercepts $7 Million in Smuggled Cash

November 1, 2010

TEGUCIGALPA – Honduran authorities arrested 15 foreign nationals found trying to smuggle nearly $7 million in cash onto a flight bound for Panama, Deputy Security Minister Armando Calidonio told the press.
The smugglers were detained early Sunday at the international airport in the northern city of San Pedro Sula.

Security Minister Oscar Alvarez described the 15 people in custody as “Panamanians, Costa Ricans, and Guatemalans, and there are South Americans.”

The undeclared cash was found inside secret compartments in the suspects’ luggage.

Sunday’s seizure brought to roughly $13.3 million the amount of money confiscated this year at San Pedro Sula airport from travelers on their way to Panama or Colombia.

You may be interested

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year
Environment and Wildlife
275 views
Environment and Wildlife
275 views

Give green in Costa Rica: holiday gifts that will live on all year

Ed Bernhardt - December 16, 2017

A warm holiday greeting from the garden to all our readers. Another year has come to an end, and it’s…

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets
Central America
1209 views
Central America
1209 views

Honduran opposition protesters take to the streets

Noe Leiva / AFP - December 15, 2017

Supporters of the leftist opposition in Honduras blocked streets in various cities around that country on Friday, despite political repression,…

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada
Please Send Coffee!
2230 views
Please Send Coffee!
2230 views

Of snow, kindness and Northern Lights: a Costa Rican in Manitoba, Canada

Gustavo Díaz Cruz - December 14, 2017

My mom named me Gustavo Adolfo. I was born in Puntarenas, next to the sea, but my home was in…