Brazil: Federal Highway Police Seize $2 Million in U.S. Bills

Posted on April 20, 2013 • Filed under: Brazil, Crime, Police/Military Activity

On April 16, 2013, the Brazilian Federal Highway Police reported that police in Mato Grosso arrested three men in Várzea Grande, after discovering that one of their trucks was filled with nearly two million dollars in American currency. Police stopped two of the men on the entrance to Federal Highway BR-070 in Nossa Senhora do Livramento and found close to ten thousand dollars in hard currency. After letting the men go, police found the two later meeting with a third man in Várzea Grande. Police approached a second time and found nearly two million dollars in the third man’s truck, denoted in $100 bills. The men were arrested and taken to the Federal Police post in Cuiabá, the capital.  Read Article

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