SPANISH POLICE FIND A FORTUNE INSIDE VAN TEETERING ON THE BRINK OF AN ABYSS

El Pais on 17th May reported the bizarre story of where a camper van had overturned and careered towards a sheer drop in the mountain pass of Puerto de la Mora, around 40 km north-east of Granada.  The van’s driver and its 2 passengers suffered only minor injuries.  Police discovered a suitcase holding €18,000 inside, and further investigation revealed a stash of notes under one of the seats that could, according to the police, be worth anywhere between €400,000 and €4 million.  The 3 Lithuanians in the van, none of whom have a criminal record, have denied that the money belongs to them.  The article says that the maximum amount of cash that can be transported legally in Spain is €100,000 – a higher sum requires a certificate from the tax agency or customs. Carrying cash across the border into another country reduces that figure to €10,000.

https://elpais.com/elpais/2019/05/17/inenglish/1558079762_681587.html

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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