Local October 25, 2014 | 1:00 am

Antinarcotics agents arrest woman with 55,000 euros in stomach

Santo Domingo.– Antinarcotics (DNCD) agents arrested Friday a woman who was carrying more than 55,000 euros in her stomach and a further 54,602 euros hidden inside her suitcase.

According to the National Drug Control Agency spokesman Dario Medrano, the money in the woman’s stomach was divided up among 16 capsules and the cash is likely linked to drug trafficking.

Medrano said the woman, 40, and whose name was not revealed, was arrested at the Punta Cana International Airport after arriving on a flight from Brussels.

Dominican authorities say this is the first time they have arrested someone who was smuggling money in their stomach.

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