A man from Venezuela was caught with more than 80 bags filled with cash – in his stomach!
According to official reports, police in Jamaica arrested 41 year old Eddy Alberio Mancipe Oretga earlier this month. The man was trying to cross the border between Montego Bay and Trinidad when he was caught at Sangster International Airport. The reports state that the 41 year old had tried to smuggle a total of $103,500 over the border. In order to transfer the money he had hidden the banknotes in more than 80 plastic bags and swallowed them before trying to get to Trinidad. The man was arrested and questioned and the police were able to retrieve the banknotes before sending him to court.
He was sentenced to 3 months behind bars in Jamaica. The reports claim that Oretga was immediately deported as he had already had some trouble with the law in the past.