Colombia: massive bust suggests drug mules are swallowing wads of dirty cash
Authorities arrested 27 suspects at Bogotá airport and said mules ingested up to 120 pellets of cash with five $100 bills in each
International drug traffickers have long used people as mules to smuggle their products overseas but a massive bust in Colombia suggests they are now using the same method to bring their dirty cash home.
On Thursday Colombian authorities at Bogotá’s international airport arrested 27 people accused of swallowing wads of cash and bringing them into the South American nation from Mexico. The money, sent by Mexican drug cartels, was intended to pay Colombian gangs for cocaine.