Man hid Brazil flight cash in sock

2013-12-15 08:19
Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian police said Saturday they had detained a man who tried to exit airport security in the capital Brasilia with $300 000 hidden in his socks.

Federal police said they intercepted the 41-year-old, who had flown in from Sao Paulo, and questioned him on suspicion of money laundering.

He was found to have stashed $280 000 in his socks along with some $12 000 worth of Brazilian reais.

Under Brazilian law, people wishing to bring more than 10 000 reais ($4 500) in cash into the country in any currency must make a formal declaration to customs.

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