Thursday, December 6, 2018

Colombian Narcos use cash mules

Colombia has arrested 27 and accused them of belonging to four smuggling networks which recruited youths to swallow drug-trafficking cash profits and bring them into Colombia.

The money was wrapped in capsules made from latex gloves.
The networks would recruit unemployed and poor young people to travel to Mexico and then ingest between 80 and 120 capsules of money before returning to Colombia. Each trip brought in up to $40,000, with one case of $75,000 in one traveler. Cops seized $ 11m in cash.

One of those captured had traveled between Colombia and Mexico 250 times since 2015.