Salvadoran police find $9mln in cash in oil drum
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Last Updated: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 09:30
San Salvador: Police in El Salvador say officers found USD 9 million in cash crammed into an oil drum buried at a ranch near the capital.

Authorities in the Central American country say it took three days to count the bundles of USD 100, USD 50 and USD 20 bills. A police statement issued yesterday says the money could be linked to drug traffickers.

Authorities say the cash was found Thursday night at a ranch in the town of Penitente Abajo, about 62 kilometres from the capital.

The US Embassy says the money was found with the help of the Drug Enforcement Administration.

El Salvador uses the US dollar as its national currency.


First Published: Sunday, September 05, 2010, 09:30

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