Santo Domingo - A woman arriving from Belgium was arrested at an airport in the Dominican Republic with €55 500 hidden in her stomach and €54 600 in her luggage, anti-drugs police said on Sunday.
The 40-year-old, a Spanish national of Dominican origin, was snared at the international airport in Punta Cana after flying in from Brussels, the National Drug Control Office (DNCD) said.
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Intelligence services were warned about the woman's arrival and the cash in her stomach, contained in 16 bags was confirmed by X-ray.
The total sum of Euros is the equivalent of about $140 000; travellers are allowed to bring in a maximum of $10 000 without reporting it.