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Italian women arrested in Cancun after paying with fake bills

Cancun, Q.R. — An Italian woman has been arrested in Cancun after allegedly defrauding a business in Merida.

Fluvia N, a 57-year-old woman from Candelo, Italy, was detained by federal police after she paid for watches, rings, necklaces, bracelets and other pieces with counterfeit bills worth an approximate 1 million Euro.

The woman was arrested by federal police on Sunyaxchen Avenue in Cancun where she was found carrying a large amount of jewelry that she paid for with fake bills to a business in Merida, Yucatan.

Fluvia N of Italy

The Merida business reported the woman after she was said to have purchased more than 40 pieces of high-end jewelry. Paying in cash, the store later found out the bills were counterfeit. Federal police were in search of the woman, who they found in Cancun.

Upon seeing the police, the woman apparently tried to avoid them, but was intercepted and searched. On her person, they found a bag of jewelry and two small bags of drugs known as crystal. She was carrying 10 luxury watches, 23 diamond rings, five sets of earrings and 10 necklaces among other items including drugs.

After her arrest, the 57-year-old woman stated that she was of Italian nationality and that she intended to travel to the Brussels airport in Belgium to deliver the merchandise. The woman was arrested and handed over to the Public Ministry for investigation.