Nicaragua: Fake journalists from Mexico carrying 7 million dollars

Posted on August 25, 2012 • Filed under: Crime, Mexico, Nicaragua, Organized Crime

Nicaraguan police found about $7 million in smuggled cash in vans driven by people posing as members of a Mexican television news crew, National Police chief Aminta Granera announced Friday.

The 18 people travelling in six vans were detained Wednesday at Nicaragua’s northern border with Honduras, after they entered Nicaragua saying they had come to cover the trial of suspects linked to the 2011 killing of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral. That trial involves accusations of massive money laundering. Read Article

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