DR1 - The authorities have seized £241,605 (pounds sterling) that was going to be brought into the country without being declared in Customs. Guillermina Polanco Herrera had arrived at Las Americas International Airport (AILA) on an Air Europa flight when customs officers discovered the large amount of cash in her luggage and informed the DNCD.
Domingo Burgos Toribio, Jose Alejandro Ramon Noesi and Yaraset Cortorreal Celedonio were arrested as accomplices. The DNCD says they awaited the arrival of the woman. They are under investigation to determine the origin of the funds and to establish whether this is another money laundering operation. The three were traveling in two vehicles and the authorities found a 9mm gun and RD$35,000 in cash along with several cell phones in the vehicles. Read original at DR1.