The General Directorate of Customs (DGA) seized the sum of 879,020 dollars at the Gregorio Luperón Airport in the province of Puerto Plata.
The amount, which is equivalent to almost 48 million Dominican pesos, arrived in the country by general aviation, from the Bahamas Islands distributed in several suitcases.
According to the press release released by the entity, the illegal shipment of cash was detected at the time the passengers passed their luggage through the x-ray machine.
Its detection was possible due to the fact that both members of Customs and the Specialized Body for Airport Security and Civil Aviation (Cesac) and the National Directorate for Drug Control (DNCD), noticed a suspicious profile in the luggage of one of the passengers, so a manual check was carried out, where the large amount of money was found.
Likewise, the unit reported that the aircraft in which the assets were transported was piloted by two Bahamian nationals. In it, five passengers were traveling, a Haitian woman, and four men from the Bahamas.
Customs noted that all of them were detained and taken by the authorities to be brought to justice.
The counting of the money was carried out by the authorities of the DGA in the presence of the Public Ministry.