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Woman Busted With $70K— in Her Stomach

Dominican Republic bust also yields $69K in her suitcase
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Oct 26, 2014 8:17 AM CDT
Woman Busted With $70K— in Her Stomach
A woman arrested in the Dominican Republic reportedly was carrying $70,000 in her stomach.   (http://www.shutterstock.com/pic-91986512/stock-photo-dollars-currency-isolated.html?src=t9jpf6sd-9I5655HZAp3qg-1-9)

(Newser) – Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules and the cash is likely tied to drug trafficking. The spokesman said Friday that the 40-year-old woman was arrested at the airport in the popular tourist district of Punta Cana after arriving on a flight from Brussels. Her name has not been released. Dominican authorities say this is the first time they have arrested someone who was smuggling money in their stomach. (Read more Dominican Republic stories.)

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