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    El Salvador police find barrel stuffed with $9m

    El Salvador police find barrel stuffed with $9m


    Police in El Salvador have found a plastic barrel stuffed with $9m (5.8m) of suspected drug money on a farm in the centre of the country.

    Money crammed into a second barrel found nearby is still being counted, police said.

    Neighbours had reported "strange movements" on the farm in Penitente Abajo, the attorney general's office said.

    Police are still searching the area for money, weapons and drugs.

    The two barrels were found buried five metres (16ft) away from each other on the Hacienda El Recolado which reportedly belongs to a Guatemalan national.

    It took the police two days to count the bundles of $100, $50 and $20 notes in the first barrel.

    "If it turns out that this is the money of drug traffickers, this would be the biggest blow to organised crime in the country," El Salvador's Justice Minister Manuel Melgar said.

    The authorities have brought in heavy equipment to dig up the grounds of the property.

    According to local media reports an informant told police that $30m were hidden on the farm.


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    Quote Originally Posted by dirtydog
    "If it turns out that this is the money of drug traffickers, this would be the biggest blow to organised crime in the country," El Salvador's Justice Minister Manuel Melgar said.
    Errrrrrrrrrrrrr of course its not drug traffickers money doesn't everyone bury millions of dollars in their gardens? Surely that's the norm, God he'd be better just saying nothing!

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    Maybe trying to start a money tree farm

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    Rather convenient and happenstance that the police stumbled across this loot, isn't it? Policing.....big business with all the controls.

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    "If it turns out that this is the money of drug traffickers, this would be the biggest blow to organised crime in the country," El Salvador's Justice Minister Manuel Melgar said.
    Can't be much organised crime in the country if the loss of $9m is any more than a mild nuisance.

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    They probably ran out of spaces to hide it in their homes and safe houses.

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    Wonder what would happen if the BiB found this sort of money?

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    It would fly, just like pigs and time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crippen View Post
    Wonder what would happen if the BiB found this sort of money?
    We will never know, cos they wouldn't say anything.

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    Someones going to get whacked...!

    Wanna come for a walk in the jungle....??

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    ^^Neither would most people

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