Colombian police find nearly 1 million dollars stashed in small plane

Other News Materials 9 September 2008 21:42 (UTC +04:00)

Colombian police found close to 1 million dollars, allegedly belonging to a drug cartel, hidden inside a small plane that was to fly from Quibdo to Bogota, the authorities said Tuesday, reported dpa.

Colonel Jose Herrera, police commander in the north-western Colombian province of Choco, said 904,040 dollars were stashed away in the plane's nose and tail.

Preliminary investigations indicated that the cash belonged to the North of the Valley drug cartel or to the drug and paramilitary gang led by Daniel Rendon, alias Don Mario.

Herrera said the pilot and another person were arrested, but they had so far refused to reveal where the money came from or whom it belonged to.