5 bags of N1.3billion cash found in seized boat in Puerto Rico

07/16/2019

Posted by: Chris Odogwu

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So much cash in transit! About N1.3billion cash was found by the Puerto Rican authorities in a boat. Who does all that money belong to? Click below to find out!

Puerto Rican border patrol agents found $3.7 million (approximately ₦1.3 billion) cash after chasing a boat moving without lights. The said amount was packed in five bags together with a fully loaded pistol along with ammunition of 63 rounds.

According to the US Customs and Border Protection, the boat in question was on its way to the US but diverted to the Northeast of Puerto Rico after it was pursued last Sunday.

Speaking on the incident, Caribbean Air and Marine Branch Director of Air and Marine Operations was quoted saying:

“We remain committed to working with other federal and local law enforcement partners to detect and deter smuggling attempts throughout the Caribbean.”

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The boat looked suspicious as it's travelling without any light

The authorities were yet to make any arrests as none of the occupants of the boat was identified before they escaped.

>>> Back to our country, Zamfara SSG’s brother was arrested by EFCC with N60m cash in car boot

A similar incident occurred last month when the authorities found close to 400 pounds of Meth with a street value estimated at $4.5million (N1.6billion) in spare tires of 9 vehicles across 13 dealerships belonging to Ford in Canada.

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The Meth was neatly arranged in tires

The US and Canadian authorities believed that the drug shipment was property of the Sinaloa drug cartel. The cartel was able to gain access to the cars following their departure from the assembly plant located in Mexico.

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Chris Odogwu is a Content Writer and Journalist. He holds a bachelor's degree in Mass Communication from University of Jos and a master's degree in Mass Communication from University of Lagos. His works have been published in top local and international publications including Forbes, HuffPost, ThriveGlobal, TheNextScoop and Nigeria360 among others. A member of the Nigerian Institute of Public Relations (NIPR), the thrill he gets from writing about exotic cars feels almost the same as riding in them.

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