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Woman hides $88,000 in cash in her stomach

By Mason White 3:56 PM November 16, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
A woman was arrested on charges of smuggling after allegedly hiding thousands of dollars in her stomach, police in Spain said.

The National Drug Control Office of the Dominican Republic said that the 40-year-old woman who arrived from Belgium, was arrested at the Punta Cana International Airport.

Officers found about $88,000 hidden in her stomach and about $79,000 in her luggage. The suspect of Spain, flew into the country from Brussels.

The intelligence unit of the National Drug Control Office was warned about the arrival of the woman and about the cash in her stomach.

The cash was divided in 16 bags, and was seen on x-rays, which were performed on the woman after her arrival. Travelers are allowed to bring into the country a maximum of $10,000 without reporting it.