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Man arrested at Cozumel ferry terminal after found carrying 186,000 in cash

Cozumel, Q.R. — A man was arrested in the maritime terminal of Cozumel Friday after being unable to prove the origin of the cash he was carrying.

Members of the federal police arrested a man who they say was found carrying 180,000 peso in cash in a duffle bag. When questioned, he was unable to prove where he got the money. The arrest took place at the Muelle San Miguel de Cozumel dock.

Photo: Policía Federal

According to authorities, members of the Reaction and Immediate Alert Coordination of the Federal Forces Division were inspecting baggage for security purposes when they came upon the cash. In total, the man was discovered with 186,600 peso.

When questioned, he became nervous and unable to provide a response to prove the legal origin of the money. Brayan N., 22 from Chetumal, was taken into custody.