Clever Places to Hide Cash

Although, granted not clever enough, ultimately.

Via the BBC:  Nicaraguan police seize $7m from fake Mexico journalists

Police in Nicaragua say they have found at least $7m (£4.4m) in cash in vans confiscated on Wednesday from 18 people posing as journalists.

They were detained trying to cross Nicaragua’s northern border in six vans, some of them painted with the logos of Mexico’s Televisa network.

[…]

The "fake journalists" said they were travelling to Nicaragua to cover the high-profile of trial of suspects in the killing of Argentine folk singer Facundo Cabral last year.

Well, you know, a lot of money falls out of people’s pockets over the years and ends up in the seat cushions…

FILED UNDER: Latin America, Quick Takes, World Politics
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Steven L. Taylor is Professor of Political Science and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Troy University. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter

Comments

  1. al-Ameda says:

    Why didn’t they just place their “hard earned” cash in banks in the Cayman Islands? It’s a the safe thing to do.

  2. James H says:

    The police were suspicious as soon as they found out the reporters had more than fifty cents in their pockets ..