Man finds $3 million in cash hidden under Ford truckBy Mason White 5:44 PM December 10, 2014
By: Mahesh Sarin
A man was shocked to find a large stash of cash hidden under a Ford truck, police in Venezuela said.
Anti-drug agents discovered at least $3 million hidden under a false compartment of the truck that arrived on a ship from Miami, Florida.
The ship carried a Lebanese flag. The cash was discovered by an agent, who performed x-ray scans on the ship at Puerto Cabello, Carabobo.
49-year-old Arquimedes Jose Rondon was arrested in connection with the incident. Police said that they received a tip about the cash smuggling.
It is believed that the money was going to be sold in the black market, where U.S. dollars are sold at 26 times above the official rate of 6.3 bolivars per dollar.