Guatemala Arrests Alleged Money Launderer

Guatemala Arrests Alleged Money Launderer

By Dialogo
February 01, 2012

Guatemalan police arrested a Mexican national who entered the country from Peru with more than a quarter of a million dollars in cash, the agency announced.

The Mexican traveler, identified as 40-year-old Genovevo Pérez Medina, was arrested at La Aurora International Airport on January 30 “on money-laundering charges,” the police detailed in a press release.

Pérez, who had previously stopped in Panama, was carrying 257,650 dollars hidden under a false bottom in his suitcase. The money was detected by a dog trained to detect drugs and drug money.