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Man bound for Cancun arrested carrying $100,000 USD

Mexico City, Mexico — A man who was about to board a flight to Cancun was arrested after he was found carrying $100,000 USD in cash.

The man, who has not been identified, was pulled over for inspection after an x-ray revealed the cash hidden inside a suitcase. The arrest took place at the Mexico City International Airport (AICM).

Federal Police arrested the man when he was unable to prove the legal origin of the cash. Inside the suitcase, police reported finding three large envelopes containing the American money.

He was taken into custody and handed over to the Federal Public Ministry for an investigation.