Ecuador: Chinese National detained trying to leave Ecuador with 220,000 Euros without declaration

Posted on February 20, 2015 • Filed under: China, Crime, Ecuador, Police/Military Activity

Quito, February 19 (Andes) reported that the Ecuadorian police on Sunday arrested a Chinese citizen Hexiang Z., 59, who tried to leave Ecuador carrying 220,000 euros (equivalent to 250 540) without having declared, so it is assumed it is a case of money laundering, the Ministry of Interior.

The Asian national was arrested at José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport in the port city of Guayaquil, after a check in the luggage area of ​​an international flight.

According to official information, into the suspicious suitcase briefcase that hid 208,000 euros (about $ 236.875) and their baggage 12,000 euros (about $ 13,665) was found was found.

The authorities ordered that Hexiang Z. is entered into one of the rooms “transitional assurance” pending the hearing of indictment for the crime of money laundering, which is banned in Ecuador with imprisonment of up to ten years, in accordance with Article 317 of the Penal Code of Integral (COIP). Read Article

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